Futbolistas 4 Life

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE is about Oakland teens from immigrant families and the healing power of soccer.

This documentary takes you into the lives of two high schoolers: One is a DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is a California native who lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines.

The film also features the fighting spirit of their coach Dania – a former professional soccer player. At a time when Colin Kaepernick and professional athletes around the world are using their platform to speak out on injustices in the U.S., Dania also uses her role to help players understand the inequities that exist in their community. A former professional athlete and the daughter of political refugees from Chile, Dania uses her love for the game and her family’s own immigrant experience to connect with and empower her players.

FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE sheds light on the stress experienced nationwide by immigrant youth living in communities with high rates of poverty and violence – communities increasingly in the crosshairs of harsh federal immigration policies. The film will captivate you with its compelling characters, cinematic footage, beautiful score by Grammy Award winning Adrian Quesada and additional music by Las Cafeteras.

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