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GOAL DREAMS


Directed by | Jeffrey Saunders & Maya Sanbar

Genre documentary  |  Length: 84mins  |  Year of production: 2006


Goal Dreams is a documentary about personal and national identity as seen through a football team like no other. Comprised of multiple nationalities, speaking different languages and having no home field, the Palestinian National Football team and its players must overcome obstacles of physical, emotional, cultural and geographic nature just to exist. The film chronicles the lives of four Palestinian players hailing from different parts of the world during the team’s preparation for their most important World Cup 2006 qualification match. Their journeys are varied, and they carry with them the contradictions that lay within modern day identity. Together, through the universal language of football, the players of Palestinian origin from the four corners of the world are learning to forge a common identity. Will they qualify?