The Other Kids

The Film

Mubiru Reagan's life depends on a football scholarship. His dream is to emulate his idol, Fernando Torres, and be able to score a goal that will take his country, Uganda, to their first African Nations Cup. But above all he wants to study.

Reagan's life has not been easy. With only four years he was abandoned near a toxic waste dump near the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. He survived by stealing and selling scrap metal. There he was discovered by Anthony, a football coach who rescued him from the streets and formed a team with other children, the Pro Way Academy. For these children, football is more than a sport, it means being part of a family, despite the adversities of the environment. Anthony works at night to bring food to his team, but he feels overwhelmed by the situation and needs more help.

Papira, a young soccer player who grew up in Gulu surrounded by the war started by the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army), feels identified with these children and decides to help. Reagan will have to lead his team into a tournament that will be the key to get the scholarship and change their future.



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