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Soccer is Kickstarting Joy For Kids Living in This Refugee Camp | Short Film Showcase

Soccer is Kickstarting Joy For Kids Living in This Refugee Camp | Short Film Showcase

Children living in Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp have a space to “empty their sorrows” by playing the sport.
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Za’atari, located 8 miles south of the Syrian border in Jordan is the largest camp for refugees fleeing the country’s civil war. In 2017, retired soccer pro Mehdi Ballouchy traveled to the camp on a mission. He brought 20 suitcases of cleats, balls, and jerseys to start a soccer club for Za’atari’s youth. The organization Kickstart Joy has offered a space for kids to “empty their sorrows” and find a new focus. Filmmaker Austin Meyer shares the stories of two players, Ali and Laila, who have called Za’atari home for more than five years and now find an outlet through the sport.

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  1. Children living in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp keep their hopes high by playing the sport. To learn more, read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2YPIWAo

  2. I don't like football, also I like mundial, because it is funny

  3. feel so sad for the kids.

  4. الله يفرج علينا يارب

  5. Power changes everything, great initiative but true freedom will come when think above ego and foolish believes

  6. Hello everyone! My name is Austin Meyer & I am the filmmaker of this short documentary. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to comment below. Thank you for taking the time to watch and share your thoughts.

  7. That football field is way nicer than most US ones 🤨

  8. Very beautiful and impressive video . Laila , talked very well . Good luck . 💐

  9. It's football, you silly silly 'Muricans

  10. The best chanel,,algo bien vll

  11. Great move, NatGeo. Spreading good news and hope amidst all the craziness in the news

  12. This beautiful game is called Football not soccer

  13. More power to these kids! <3

  14. I love eating toasted cheese and tuna sandwiches.

  15. I hear that Nancy is very pretty.

  16. A glittering gem is not enough.

  17. I thought she would like it but she didn't

  18. The drugs are under the play ground bench

  19. We need to rent a room for our party.

  20. If the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy had babies would they take your teeth and leave chocolate for you?

  21. I want more detailed information.

  22. Wednesday is hump day, but has anyone asked the camel if he’s happy about it?

  23. A song can make or ruin a person’s day if they let it get to them.

  24. The sky is clear; the stars are twinkling.

  25. This is a Japanese doll.

  26. The mysterious diary records the voice.

  27. I Like to Tuck My Jeans Into My Boots

  28. Uma segunda chance! O verde destaca-se da aridez!! Vivam os tolerantes do infortúnio! Ora, tudo pode ser corrigido ….Os refugiados encontraram um refugio no desporto e fugindo da ostrazicão e demonização iniciaram uma mudança .. não se deixando arrastar pelo irremediável …Este é um favorável superaram o desamparo e que apenas pretendem sobreviver …Este desporto veio munido de ferramentas e sementes risos e esperanças…talvez re encontrassem algo ali naquele que não era o seu lugar??

  29. Football ⚽️ has always been a Joy for kids in need.

  30. I feel very sad when I see these homeless children

  31. May God protect those in the refugee camps

  32. Love the video, so Cinematic! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  33. Me At 3:00AM In The Morning And I Have School Tomorrow: "Do Penguins Have Knee Caps?"

  34. War is evil if world leaders could look for ways of resolving conflict without bloodshed, i love how motivating they still are despite of broken past

  35. Nice vídeo very good
    I love you geographic

  36. It's called football!!! Only in the incivilised world people call it soccer, get your act together NG, the world isn't only America!

  37. Good for them,this will keep them away from blowing themselves up.

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