A fellow football fan from the Twitter community, @hellofutbol, just tweeted the below link to me. It’s for the trailer to a movie about the World Cup called Fahrenheit 2010. But it’s not just about celebrating the games. It explores some of the hard questions about what the real and lasting benefits the games will/might/should have for the country and what’s really at stake for South Africa and the region; a lot of the same questions we discuss on this blog.
According to the film makers:
“Fahrenheit 2010 cuts through the hype, with an uncompromising examination of what the World Cup means for South Africans themselves – in particular, who actually stands to benefit from the diversion of millions of dollars to build 21st century sports arenas in a country in which, 15 years after throwing off apartheid’s yoke, millions live in shacks and have no access to water – a South Africa where life expectancy has plummeted to below that of Ethiopia.”
Glad to see that folks have been asking these tough questions and have used the power of video to pose them to the masses.
The trailer is powerful, thought provoking, and self explanatory. Enjoy.