Film Shows Women Using Soccer to Battle Homelessness, Addiction

Film Shows Women Using Soccer to Battle Homelessness, Addiction

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“When I first heard about the Homeless World Cup I was stunned,” said Micha X. Peled, the filmmaker of the new project, GOAL!

“I am a lifelong soccer fan, yet I’ve never heard about this annual event that brings together homeless soccer players from 50 countries around the world.”

Playing sports can change lives, just asks the five women featured in this documentary, subtitled, “The Incredible Journey.”

An innovative program is harnessing the transformative power of sports with organized teams in 18 cities. Street Soccer USA uses soccer to connect players to jobs, education and housing opportunities.

There are only a few days left for Peled, whose films have aired on PBS, to raise the $30,000 he needs for post production. If this story resonates, check out his Kickstarter campaign, which has reached $22,000, so far. He is offering a variety of bonus gifts if you pledge support, and it all goes forward if he tops the 30K goal. So, SHARE the story if you want to help.

UPDATE: June 2- With five days to go, the project is 6500 dollars from “GOAL!”

UPDATE: June 4- Campaign is so close… just $1800 away from their goal of $30,000 raised.

WATCH the inspiring video below