I was one on the main cameras for this is a feature length documentary film celebrating African football in the run up to World Cup 2010. Following the different paths of aspiring young African players from South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Cameroon, Soka Afrika explores the power of football to influence Africa for better or worse. I shot in South Africa, Holland, and with the South African team at the U21 World Cup in Egypt, including all the matches.
Shot on Canon A1.
Director: Suridh Hassan
Art Director: Ryo Sandra
Editor: Tim Grabham
Producer: Simon Laub
Executive Producer: Sam Potter
Production Companies: Masnomis and The SRK
Awards and nominations
Shortlisted for Best Documentary
One World Media Awards 2012
Winner – Best Picture Award:
Palermo International Sports Film Festival 2011
Winner of the Golden Whistle award:
Kicking and Screening Film Festival, New York 2011
Al Jazeera – Witness