1h 22min · Documentary, Adventure, Family · 1 January 2014
Calabash is the story of the first African World Cup, told through the lives of its unheralded heroes. A family in the heart of Johannesburg's Soweto township converts their home into a bed and breakfast, a young footballer is inspired to lift his troubled family out of poverty and a construction worker at Soccer City Stadium longs to return to his family. Meanwhile, a Mexican fan attending his thirteenth consecutive FIFA World Cup traverses the Rainbow Nation satisfying his insatiable love of football, while catching only mere glimpses into the natives' humble existence. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, each character provides their own perspective on a divided society, where the ultimate showcase of national pride is a mere illusion that marginalizes the ambitious and rewards the apathetic.
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