Global Affairs and Human Development • 39m
Descalzos (Barefoot) is a documentary about a group of indigenous children from Mexico who have been gaining popularity because of their skills on the basketball court. The region that the children come from faces extreme poverty and political turmoil and the kids have found hope through their sport. They have a hunger to thrive and triumph, and they demonstrate this in the passion with which they play. The 'barefoot champions', as they have been called, participate in tournaments without shoes because they are so used to living and training without them. The film follows them on a journey from their remote village in Mexico to participate in their first international basketball tournament in Orlando, Florida.
Director: Mariana Rodriguez
2014 | 40 min
USA | Mexico
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