FROM THE team that bought you the ground-breaking feature documentary ‘The Four Year Plan’ comes an unseen insight into a country that FIFA president Sepp Blatter describes as football’s ‘sleeping giant.’
‘Sleeping Giant: An Indian Football story’ is Ad Hoc Films’ follow up to their electrifying film ‘The Four Year Plan.’
Mumbai. India. 2009. In a country often described as Football's last untapped frontier, two children are selected from a possible 1,700 hopefuls for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To be taken under the wing of a famous English football club and be trained like pros.
Shot over two and a half years, this documentary follows the young hopefuls from the backstreets of Mumbai to the green expanse of the Queens Park Rangers youth academy in London, as they embark on an incredible journey to realise their dreams.
With contributions from eminent journalists and football specialists, this intimate, access-all-areas story opens up a wider discussion about why India - a sport-mad nation of 1.2billion people - is still an untapped football market commercially and talent-wise.
Sleeping Giant will make its world premiere during the London Kicking & Screening Festival tonight (Wednesday).
Tickets are still available for tonight's screening, click here