- Religion, Sports, Society, Contemporary Issues, and Minorities
“Lessons of Basketball and War” explores universal issues of violence, prejudice, cultural identity and conflict resolution as seen through the eyes of adolescent girls – refugees from war and famine in Somalia who have resettled in a strange foreign city. Will Muslim tradition and beliefs survive the onslaught of sexualized, celebrity obsessed America? Will teachers be able to help students with little previous education, rudimentary English and a propensity for an abhorrent form of personal violence? This film offers an entertaining and moving account of a year in their young lives and the challenges faced by one dedicated educator and peacemaker.
- Running time
- 56 minutes
- Ron Bourke ... Produce/Director/Writer
- Carl Vandervoort ... Director of Photography
- Della Franklin ... Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Ron Bourke Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Portland, Oregon USA
- Release year
- Chagrin Documentary; Los Angeles Diversity; Greater Washington Immigration; Ethnographfilm, Paris; Emerge Film Festival; Global Peace; Portland; Cascade Festival of African Films; Red Rock; Richmond International; International Images;
- Currently available on Kanopy Streaming; Vimeo on Demand and Amazon Prime.
- English captions
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