We’re delighted to announce that following a successful World Premiere in July, Street Kids United II – The Girls from Rio will have it’s UK premiere at the Cambridge Film Festival 2015.
The feature-length documentary, produced by JaJa Film Productions and F&ME, tells the story of the Brazilian Girls’ team as they prepared to take part in the 2014 Street Child World Cup in Rio de Janeiro ahead of last year’s Brazil FIFA World Cup. As hosts, they welcomed teams of street children from 18 countries across the world to play football and stand united for their rights.
The film will premiere at the festival on Friday 4th September at 6pm, with a repeat showing on Saturday 5th September at 6.30pm.
Tickets are now on sale and you can purchase them here:
We’re excited that SCU Ambassadors, Team Brazil & Favela Street Girls and 2014 Street Child World Cup champions Drika and Jessica will be attending both screenings, alongside Ambassadors from Pakistan and Burundi.
The film, directed by Brazilian director Maria Clara, has also been selected for the Marbella Film Festival in October.
“I experienced hardcore street life in my youth. I know what it’s like. I congratulate the Street Child World Cup project in it’s commitment to bring attention to the plight of Street Children through the power of football.”
“I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”
“No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”