After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United
Release Date: May 21st, 2010
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 24 min.
An Arab team represents Israel in a European competition for the first time.
Distributor: Variance Films
The longer this profile of the mixed Muslim-Jewish crew follows players over the course of a difficult season, the more it establishes the difficulty of burdening one team to serve as a national symbol of reconciliation—and how hard it is to break free from triumph-of-the-underdog clichés with even the best of intentions show more
The central notion in After the Cup is not the obvious; we can all live and work together to our greater achievement no matter where we are from or who we are. Rather, the question here is-will we-even when we lose the football game? It's a much smarter and more interesting question. show more
An energetic, nicely balanced documentary containing all the necessary elements for sports reportage with the added advantage of meatier issues attached. show more