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THE FLYING STARS \ 65min \ SIERRA LEONE

Team captain Bornor Kargbo and midfielder Census Jalloh are amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the horrors of war they suffered a decade ago. As they dream of playing internationally, they wrestle with nightmares that haunt their daily lives and threaten the very families they are trying to feed. Can Bornor and Census overcome their postwar trauma and score a victory for their children off the soccer pitch?

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Best Documentary -Toronto Black Film Festival (2016); Official Selection - Montreal International Documentary Festival (2014); Official Selection - New York African Film Festival (2015); Official Selection - Women's International Film Festival (2015); Harlem International Film Festival (2015); Bronze Lens Film Festival (2015);  Official Selection - Black Star International Film Festival (2016); Official Selection - Wilson Oakville Film Festival (June 2016)

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Ngardy Conteh George

As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Ngardy Conteh George always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television and Literature Alive, a documentary series featuring Caribbean-Canadian authors broadcast on Bravo!. She is also an accomplished video editor working on various documentaries and television shows including I Want to Be a Desi 2 (documentary short, Dir. Allan Tong), Something Beautiful (half-hour documentary on development in Kenya), Cypher for AUX TV, Arts & Minds for Bravo!, The Rhyming Chef Barbuda, Food & Drink TV and The Marilyn Denis Show for CTV.  She is a former scholarship athlete and graduate of the University of New Orleans.

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