Company: Deutsche Welle

Country: GERMANY


Discipline: Soccer

Year: 2016

Director: Mathias Frickel, Henning Hesse

Producer: Dr. Herdin Wipper

Time: 42 min



Beirut Parc, a football pitch in Lebanon’s capital, a focal point of the global refugee crisis. Here, child refugees from Syria meet kids from Lebanon and Palestine who only know their homeland from the stories they’re told by their grandparents. It is an investigation into the everyday life of these youngsters, people who normally live very separate lives. But for the six weeks of ‘Soccer Camp Lebanon’ they come together for the first time. When they play football, they forget their ordeal and their displacement and dream of a better life out in the big, wide world.