Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010 World Cup: Makana FA - More Than Just A Game

I wrote something last week about the story of the Makana Football Association, the organisation that prisoners founded to run football on Robben Island during apartheid.

You can now watch their story, as told by the film More Than Just A Game, on the BBC iPlayer. Featuring interviews with many of those involved it is well worth a watch. (Note: You've got until 1.19am on Saturday 26th June to view More Than Just A Game.)

You can also hear Alan Green recount the story when he visits Robben Island for the World Service's World Football programme. (Note: Apparently this one is available until 2099)

Also up for some iPlayer viewing is Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. The only thing worth watching about France at the 2010 World Cup. (Note: You've got until 5:59am on Sunday 27th June to view Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.)

Amazingly I don't see A Shot At Glory in the iPlayer listings.

Some other stuff for your listening pleasure:

Heart and Soul: Is There Room For God On The Football Pitch? (Note: 2099 again - does God know something we don't?)

The Monday Documentary: The Power And The Passion (Note: 2099 again):

"With the 2010 World Cup underway, many football fans around the world will be avidly debating and agonising over the fate of their nations in the tournament. However it is often at the domestic club level that the game finds its most passionate support.

David Goldblatt, embarks on an assortment of adventures into the meaning and madness of the game. He travels to four very different football games in Italy, Egypt, Ghana and the UK, to experience the build-up and pitch action from the perspective of the fans."