FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES

Without a Fight
In a slum divided, soccer is survival.

Without a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. Footage of violent clashes fueled by polarizing national presidential elections is intertwined with profiles of youth from different religious and ethnic backgrounds as they navigate daily life and prepare for the final championship soccer game of the season. The film provides a glimpse—often a very positive one—into an Africa few have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with people who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a tool that could be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth.  The film made its World Premiere at the 11 MM Festival in Berlin, Germany in March 2012 and its North American Premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, NC in April 2012.

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Chasing the Mad Lion Productions produced the film in collaboration with the UNC Center for Global Initiatives and Carolina for Kibera.

SHORT FILMS

 The Power of 26

An animated video about the power of opportunity when teamed with talent. Animation and editing by David Hambridge and Beau Vorous; Illustration by Nathan Golub (nathangolub.com); Music by Jason Kutchma (jkutchma.com); Co-Produced and Co-Directed by David Hambridge (davidhambridge.com) and Beth-Ann Kutchma; Written by David Hambridge, Beth-Ann Kutchma, Beau Vorous, Maggie Morgan and Leann Bankoski; Based on the book “It Happened on the Way to War”  by Rye Barcott. Special thanks to Tripp Tuttle, Ladye Jane Vickers and Mark Derewicz.

The film was recently screened at the Carborro Film Festival in November 2011.

It Happened on the Way to War Book Trailer

This book trailer for Rye Barcott’s memoir, It Happened on the Way to War was produced, directed and edited by Beth-Ann Kutchma. The song “Arms Around the World” courtesy of JKutchma. Order the book: ithappenedonthewaytowar.com/buythebook.php Download the song, “Arms Around the World”: jkutchma.bandcamp.com/album/songs-of-cfk.

Girls in Kibera

A video short that provides a glimpse into life and soccer in Kibera from the female perspective.  Produced and Directed by Beth-Ann Kutchma, Edited by David Hambridge, Photography by Jason Arthurs and Andrew Johnson.

The film was recently screened at the Hayti Film Festival in Durham, NC in February 2012.