Thursday, 24 November 2011

November 25-27th: Soccer-themed weekend

This weekend: "Africa United" at Sunset Fair tonight. NO Government House screening on Saturday, because of rock concert. But on SUNDAY we'll be showing "Barefoot Dream" = the Korean movie about soccer that was filmed in Timor-Leste. Now that's a MUST SEE! We are loving our soccer this weekend! And BOTH FILMS are in TETUM with English subtitles.

In "A Barefoot Dream", Coach Kim Won-Kang is a former soccer player who failed to manage his business - post soccer career. After his business goes under, Kim Won-Kang travels to the small country of Timor-Leste to coach a youth soccer team. The Timor-Leste youth soccer team has been in existence for only one year but will go on to win two international youth soccer events with the help of Coach Kim Shin-Hwan. Based on true story of former soccer player Won Kwang who went on to coach a youth soccer team in East Timor. Filming began November 2009 in East Timor, then moved to South Korea, and finished shooting on January 28th, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan.