Run-Time: 1 x 53 min.
Directed by Gernot Stadler
Produced by ORF
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Street Children in Ecuador
Kinder der Straße
Many Ecuadorian children, fleeing from the violence of broken families, end up on the streets where they eke out a living as shoe cleaners, cigarette sellers or pick pockets.
To give them hope for a better future the Salesians of Don Bosco in Ecuador began a project many years ago called «Golasco - football for street children.» In specially designed football schools the children make new friends and develop a new outlook on life while playing football. The film shows the different phases of this sensitive re-socialization process, from the first contact between social workers and children living on the streets to their reintegration into the school system and their eventual reunification with their families.