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Khartoum Offside

Marwa Zein

Sudan, Norway, Denmark, France, 2019

documentary, 1h 15m
language: AR
subtitles: EN
streaming regions: GLOBAL


A group of young women in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally, resisting the imposed ban by Sudan’s military dictatorship. Through an intimate documentary portrait, we follow these women over a few years in their courageous struggle to officially establish Sudan’s National Women’s Football team.

about the director

Marwa Zein is an award-winning film director, scriptwriter, camera-person, and producer with Nubian/Sudanese roots. Next to Khartoum Offside (2019), she has completed the two short fiction films One week, Two days (2016) and A Game (2019). She is currently working on her first feature-length fiction film.


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