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Inspiring documentary about Cambodia’s only LGBTQ+-inclusive soccer team

Description

Filmed over the course of five years, LOTUS SPORTS CLUB is an inspiring coming-of-age-story about the only LGBTQ+-inclusive soccer team in Cambodia. 61-year-old Pa Vann — the coach and father figure — established the Kampong Chhnang team in 2009 to encourage solidarity among straight, gay, and gender-diverse players. Opening his home to the more vulnerable, outcasted teenagers on the team, Pa Vann creates a safe place for them to be themselves.

Full of love, empathy, and kick-ass soccer tricks, this heartfelt documentary centers around Leak, a young trans man who plays for the under-21 team and has lived under coach Pa Vann’s care for many years. As he ages out of the league, Leak must make a decision that could mean leaving behind the one person he loves the most.

Director

Vanna Hem, Tommaso Colognese

Producer

Robert Witlox, Tommaso Colognese, Vanna Hem

Writer

Tommaso Colognese, Vanna Hem, Martina Serafin

Showtimes

In-Person


2:30 PM - The LGBT Center

Virtual