- Anthropology, Human Interest, and Sports
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 whoâ€™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 heâ€™ll give her HIV.
Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father whoâ€™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.
- Running time
- 79 minutes
- Cy Kuckenbaker ... Director
- Prod. Co.
- United States
- Years of Production
- Village of Zolokere, Malawi
- Release year
- Vancouver International Film Fest.
- Chitumbuka, English
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