PlanetRomeo Foundation

Thokozani Football Club documentary

On Thursday June 5th, the documentary film Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit will be screened for the first time in Europe. The film, directed by Thembela Dick, features the Thokozani soccer team consisting of 21 black lesbian women living in the South African township Umlazi in Durban.

The documentary was made by French women’s soccer club Association Les Dégommeuses, with PlanetRomeo Foundation funding. The films shows how sports can be a tool for the emancipation of lesbian women.

Even though South Africa may have a higher level of tolerance towards LGBTs, black lesbians are faced with persecution and violence. Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit will have it’s pre premiere in Cinéma Latina in Paris. The documentary will be shown later this year at film festivals worldwide.