Freetown vs. Bo Flying Stars rematch on Disability Day

The Flying Stars amputee soccer team posing on Aberdeen Beach in Freetown

The Freetown and Bo region Flying Stars teams will square off to celebrate the UN’s Disability Day on December 3. It’s a rematch of the game captured in the documentary.  “This football match is to showcase how peaceful and united we are,” adds the Freetown club’s manager, Mohamed “Census” Jalloh who appears in the film. “We want to preach peace.”

Sierra Leonean carved wooden masks on sale to support the amputees

Supporters around the world can help the teams cover the costs of their transport to the soccer pitch and the rental fee of that field. You can safely donate here either by giving directly to the team or buying authentic Sierra Leonean wood carvings (above) and portraits of the team by associate producer and New York photographer Fiona Aboud and the film’s photographer, Johnny Vong. Similar items were sold at our fundraiser in May 2016 at the Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto. All profits go directly to the amputees in Sierra Leone.

For more information about The Flying Stars team and documentary, please visit here.

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