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Homeless FC

Directed by

James Leong, Lynn Lee




111 minutes




English, Cantonese


Twice a week in Hong Kong, an unlikely group of men gather to play football. They call themselves the Dawn Team, for all of the players have lived through some pretty dark times. Beyond a love for the beautiful game, the one thing that unites these people is the fact that they all know what it is like to be homeless. The Dawn Team is training to take part in the Homeless World Cup in Cape Town. Only eight players can go, and secretly, everyone wants to be chosen. For the ones who eventually make it, the journey to South Africa is at once magical and sobering. It is a chance to see the world outside Hong Kong, to meet other homeless people, and to re-assess their own lives.

Homeless FC follows the Dawn Team through one tumultuous year. It is a year in which a glimmer of hope touches the men’s lives, fights erupt, new relationships take hold, and a few dreams appear to come true. Shocking, intimate and immediate, this film enters the world of people who have fallen through the cracks. A fragile, fragile world, where life is always a challenge.



James Leong, Lynn Lee

Produced by

Lianain Films

International Sales/Distribution




2008, Documentary, SIFF, Poverty, Homelessness, Optimism, Hope, Hong Kong, Cape Town, South Africa, Relationship, Football, Footballer, Cantonese

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