After the Cup

After the Cup

UNDERWRITTEN BY PESIA AND BRUCE ENTIN

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Synopsis

Northern California Premiere!

This wonderful film tells the story of a soccer team that couldn't create a new Middle East, but showed the world what one could look like. In Israel, soccer is king, and Bnei Sakhnin has become the first team from an Arab town to win the prestigious Israeli Cup and represent Israel in European competition. Fielding Arab, Jewish and foreign-born players, owned by an Arab, and coached by a Jew, Bnei Sakhnin's success represents a symbol of coexistence, a potential bridge between Arabs and Jews in Israel. But as Bnei Sakhnin begins its first season after their unexpected win, they know it may well be their first and last in the limelight. Bnei Sakhnin must fight to survive in Israel's premier league.

These challenges, and the weight of impossible expectations that have come with their sudden success, threaten to crush the team and all of the hope and goodwill that its historic victory inspired. Aside from the message that "peace is possible", the film has great footage of high energy Israeli soccer matches.

Sponsored by CONSULATE GENERAL OF  ISRAEL PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Film Details
Directors:
Christopher Browne
Alexander H. Browne
Main Cast: Waji Abboud, Mazen Ghanayem,
Eyal Lachman, Shimon Peres, Abbas Suan
Country:
Israel
Language:
English, Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles
Running time:
79 min.
Year:
2009
Genre: Documentary, Family
Movie Links :
IMDB
http://www.afterthecup.com


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