BLACK STARLETS – How to Survive a Broken Dream


What has become of these Ghanaian talents? 14 years after the World Cup triumph, director Christoph Weber looks behind the glittering facade of modern professional football. He encounters adventurous life stories, broken illusions and their insatiable longing for home, Africa.

“Black Starlets” is an impressive documentary about the big football dream that every boy dreams in Africa. It is a dream that almost never comes true. And yet, the film succeeds in capturing the unwavering will of the players to master their fate. If a dream dies, they say in Africa, think of a new one…