The Flying Stars, an award-winning film produced by Mattru Media in association with Catbird Productions, will have its world premiere at the Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (RIDM) on November 14.
Directed by Ngardy Conteh George and Allan Tong, the film recounts the story of team captain Bornor Kargbo and midfielder Census Jalloh, amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the horrors of war they suffered a decade ago. As they dream of playing internationally, they wrestle with nightmares that haunt their daily lives and threaten the very families they are trying to feed. Can Bornor and Census overcome their postwar trauma and score a victory for their children off the soccer pitch?
The film will screen Friday, November 14 at 9:15 pm and Sunday, November 16 at 8:30 pm at the Amphithéâtre Coeur de Sciences (SH-2800), Sherbrooke Pavillion, UQAM (200 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, H2X 1X5). Tickets and information