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Football documentary screenings set in Davao, Tagum.

THE Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC) has set screenings of the documentary Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story next week in two major cities in Mindanao.

The first screening will be on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at SM Lanang in Davao City and the second will be on Wednesday also at 4 p.m. at Citymall in Tagum City. Admission is free.

The DAFC, SPEARS Films, Davao Football Association and North Davao Regional Football Association (DavNor RFA) Inc. are organizing the screenings.

Viewers will have a chance to meet the DAFC players led by Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband and Simone Rota, at the fan sessions after the screenings.

Attendees will also be treated to invites to the Davao Aguilas match against Bacolod Ceres on July 14 at the Tagum City Sports Center.

'I am looking forward to the screening and meeting the fans in Davao,' James Younghusband said.

The film reveals Filipino-Italian footballer Simone Rota's search for his roots. He was abandoned as a baby and adopted by an Italian couple. He grew up in Italy and learned to play football.

After stints in European clubs, Rota journeyed to the Philippines to search for his biological mother and try his luck with the Azkals. In spite of physical, cultural and personal difficulties, Rota achieved success that displayed his good heart and tenacity of spirit.

Directed by Albert Almendralejo and Maricel Cariaga, the film has won numerous recognitions, including the Documentary Jury Prize at the 2018 Sinag Maynila Film Festival, where it was cited for its 'rare depiction of the innate goodness in people, which comes less frequently at a time when the world is becoming more jaded and cynical.'

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Publication:Business Mirror (Makati City, Philippines)
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Date:Jul 8, 2018
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