Junaid Ahmed’s More Than Just A Game, produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring of Videovision Entertainment, is screening at the World Economic Forum on Africa, currently underway in Cape Town.
The film tells the little-known story of organised football played among prisoners on Robben Island. Told through the stories of five former prisoners, More Than Just A Game follows the story of how political activists who were unjustly imprisoned on Robben Island in the 1960s rise above their incarceration by creating a football league, the Makana Football Association (Makana FA), and find an outlet for their passion and commitment to discipline through football.
The screening of More Than Just A Game marks the continuation of an initiative started by Dr Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, to use the visual medium and motion pictures to highlight issues that affect Africa. This initiative began with the screening of the Academy Award Nominated Yesterday at the Annual Meeting of the Forum in January 2006 and was followed with the screening of Faith’s Corner at the Africa Forum in Cape Town last year.
Anant Singh is participating in the World Economic Forum on Africa and is a panelist on the session, “Locking In The Legacy’, which will examine South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the social and historical legacy that it will leave behind.
The screening of More Than Just A Game takes place at the Cape Town Convention Centre in the Main Plenary Hall on Friday, 6 June at 9.00am. More Than Just A Game stars Presley Chweneyagae (Tsotsi), Wright Ngubeni (Generations) and Tshepo Maseko (Isidingo).
The film will be released on DVD later this year by Nu Metro Home Entertainment for Videovision Entertainment.