Screening: War Games

Screening Monday 26th March, 2007

War Games is the story of a community’s struggle to stage its own Olympic Games in Southern Sudan – a few miles from the frontline of Africa’s longest-running civil war.

The film follows an impoverished Dinka community as they struggle to stage a ‘bootleg olympics’ for thousands of children, many of whom walk for days to reach the venue – an old airstrip in the middle of the bush in war-torn southern Sudan.

The spirit of the people is perhaps best captured by the head coach and organiser, Akel Mokot: "Even if we are in a war, and we are not a part of the world, one day we shall be a part of the world."