Playing as part of the German Film Festival 26 to 29 August 2021 at Academy Cinemas.
Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a non-refundable booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies) via the Academy Cinemas website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.
'12-year-old Ben’s village will soon be only an open brown coal mine. He and his family move
to a nearby city but Ben fails to fit in at his new school. Bullied, he returns secretly to his old,
abandoned home. His one pleasure, football, pales with the arrival of 12-year-old Tariq, a
Syrian refugee and better player. But when bureaucracy stops Tariq playing and he runs
away, Ben finds him and learns that Tariq is desperate to be reunited with his scattered
family. To cheer him up, Ben shares his biggest secret: the village. Jealousy on the football
field becomes friendship and understanding.'