The film supports the incredible athletes from the Sierra Leonean football team Flying Star Amputees, comprised of players who are all victims of civil war amputations. Authors speaks to the team’s new ambassador, former professional, Jonathan Richter, who is listed as one of the unluckiest footballers in the world after being struck by lightning during a game – and afterwards had one leg amputated.
The film shows how football can help bring joy, confidence and hope for a better future for the disabled in Sierra Leone.
The Film was commissioned by Eiffel who are working closely together with the organization Football for A New Tomorrow (FANT) on projects that aim at creating development and positive change for marginalized groups in Sierra Leone.
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Pictures selection from The Flying Stars Amputee Football Organization, Freetown, Sierra Leone.