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Bush League

Directed by Cy Kuckenbaker
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Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Human Interest, and Sports
Synopsis

In Bush League the "beautiful game" is an allegory for life in the tiny village of Zolokere, Malawi. This intimate, intense documentary tells the stories of four villagers who share a passion for soccer.

Chatwa, the team captain, is an ambitious farmer who’s in deep with the local bank but torrential rains are destroying his crops. Jake, an American Peace Corps volunteer who sponsors the team, is pushed to his limits when the politics of the game begin affecting his school construction project. Jacqueline, the head cheerleader, suspects her husband is cheating on her and is concerned he’ll give her HIV.

Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father who’s gravely concerned about the infection growing on his leg. Each must face their individual challenges as the team battles to win the local championship.

Stage
finished
Running time
79 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
www.cysfilm.com
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Village of Zolokere, Malawi

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
Vancouver International Film Fest.
Language
Chitumbuka, English
Subtitles
Englisth

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