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Inshallah, Football

Inshallah, Football

Directors: Ashvin Kumar
India
Urdu, Kashmiri with subtitles
83 min min
Spotlight South Asia

Synopsis:
The fast-paced game of the world's most popular sport is contrasted against the slow turning gears of democracy in this controversial documentary. With help from a committed South American coach and his charming wife, 18-year-old Kashmiri soccer player Basharat is good enough to go play in Brazil but can't obtain a visa due to his father's militant past. More than a coming-of-age story about a teen who dreams of living as a free citizen, it is also a coming-of-age story for democracy in India.

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Ashvin Kumar
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences