Teen Screen

An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives

Without a Fight


Recommended for grades 7-12

56 minutes


Set in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya, against a backdrop of bloody political unrest, village youth put aside their often warring ethnic and religious tribalism to battle for supremacy on the soccer field. This is a look into life in a conflict-ridden, very poor village, where players’ participation is inhibited by such things as hunger and lack of shoes. Both eye-opening and inspiring, this film shows the healing power of team athletics.

Theme: Human Rights/Social Action

Sub-Themes: Poverty, Cultural Awareness, Problem-Solving, Friendship, Peace, Team-Building, Personal Growth and Development