More Than Just a Game

Synopsis: Told through the stories of five former prisoners, this is the story of political activists sent to the notorious Robben Island prison in the 1960s by the apartheid regime, who rise above their incarceration by creating a football league and finding an outlet for their passion and commitment to discipline through the Beautiful Game.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Junaid Ahmed
  1 nomination.
90 min

This girI had come to my house and toId me

that the poIice were Iooking for me

and that they were going to Iook for me

at schooI.

And I had said to her, ''Let them Iook for me

at schooI. They know where to find me.

''Let them come and pick me up. ''

We were so brave.

What was a coupIe of years in prison?

What was 15 years

when you're not even 20 yet?

We didn't reaIise. We didn't think

the system couId be that crueI

as to send schooIchiIdren to Robben IsIand.

You people always say you wan o go

and rain overseas.

Do now we're aking you overseas!

The isIand, it seemed to one,

was a very bIeak pIace.

You had a feeIing some are forsaken.

The waers jus seemed

o deepen ha impression.

We were toId in no uncertain terms

that you wiII be treated

Iike somebody without a name and were

reminded that here, you become a number.

You have to be an epitome of obedience

to the raciaIIy supreme master.

Come, don' be shy.

The coffee is geing cold.

You darkies look a bi hesian, or wha?

No enough pap and wors, hey?

Jus like in he old kraal, hey darkies?

...a home...

Welcome o Gevil's lsland.

We apologise for...

We don' undersand Afrikaans.

Then you're going o come shor because

here we don' use kaffir-alk.

We don' use kaffir-lover alk eiher... say one more English word and

Warder Gelpor will break you...

Go you undersand me?

Ok hen.



Once again, l apologise if he meal ha

we have prepared is no o your ase...

...bu here on he island we enjoy

life's simple pleasures.

lf here is bird shi on your food, you will

eiher find food ha hasn' been shi on...

...or you mus learn o like shi.

Warder Gelpor is full of shi...

...bu we like him.

Righ, Warder Gelpor?

We know ha you hink you're going

o govern his counry one day.

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Tom Eaton

Tom Eaton (born April 8, 1982) is a prop comic. He tours nationally in the U.S. with his "trunk o' junk", the trademark of his prop comedy. Eaton has performed his comedy act in over three countries and on two continents. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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