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How soccer survived war in Somalia – Minnesota Public Radio News

Filmmaker J.R. Biersmith spent a year following two friends who played for the national soccer team in Somalia.He’s working on a documentary that will tell the story of their dream to one day play professionally – in the face of some steep odds.

It’s a story, in part, about how and why soccer has survived in Somalia even while the country has been at war. Biersmith is just wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.

Biersmith joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the Somali national team, the process of filming the documentary and what he learned along the way.

Source: www.mprnews.org

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