Directed by Avni Shah
Sport has the power to inspire and unite people. White Elephants is a short documentary that investigates the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa through a series of (exclusive!) interviews and footage. The film asks the questions – what is left behind after the celebration is over and the memory has faded, and was it worth it?
SFUFF 2018 / 120 minsProfessional athletic sports dominate the attention of City Hall and mass media, but often it’s the grass-roots sports programs that provide historically marginalized youth a connection to each other, the larger athletic community and the city as a whole. The “White Elephants” film questions the impact of a waterfront stadium project in Cape Town, South Africa, as the “Futbolistas 4 Life” and the “City Surf Project” films bring Bay Area empowerment stories to life. Join us at this special screening event and panel discussion with speakers who represent many sides of this issue, including sports activist and educator Dania Cabello, who is featured in “Futbolistas 4 Life”.