This documentary follows the ups and downs of a girls' soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education. Kelly High School on Chicago's south side is an inner city public school struggling to provide the basics for their students. The girls face an uneven playing field - or in the case of the girls at Kelly High School, no soccer field at all - little or no support, problems at home, uncertain futures, discrimination, and poverty, but remain undaunted thanks to their teammates and the dedicated mentoring of their coach. 2014, Maria Finitzo, Bob Hercules, USA, 91 min, English.
A discussion will follow the screening.This film is presented in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center as part of the Travesias: Latino Cinema Film Series.
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