Living the game is the title of the newest documentary about WhizzKids United, which has been released yesterday. The film shows how the Health Academy impacts the lives of young people in Edendale and helps to overcome stigma and discrimination around HIV & AIDS.
In March 2012, WhizzKids United welcomed the Belgian organisation A World of Football (AWOF) (see previous news). The four young film makers travel around the world to visit organisations, which use the power of football for social development.
South Africa was their third stop after Israel and Rwanda, where the films focused on peace building and dealing with the aftermath of genocide, respectively. In Edendale, the story revolved around the challenges that young people are facing around HIV & AIDS. The film features two young boys from the same community, who are friends and play football together, regardless of their HIV status.
The team of AWOF is currently in India for their next project, which portraits the issue of forced marriage of young girls.
For more information on A World of Football, please visit their website.