A story about one man’s mission to foster ties between Rwandans across the world through soccer.
‘Soccer, My Saviour’ is a documentary film Directed by Kyri Evangelou.The story provides an unflinching and candid look into the role sport can play in conflict. Our story follows Eric Eugene Murangwa’s incredible journey, utilizing football as a tool to promote peace and reconciliation to those affected by conflict.
From a young age Eric E. Murangwa was affiliated with Rwanda’s footballing giants Rayon Sports. Making his full debut at the early age of 16, Eric and his teammates formed a bond so tight, it would save his life.
“For many years afterwards, I kept asking myself ‘why me?’ And only recently I came to realise that those who survived had all survived for a purpose, which is to make sure our loved ones weren’t lost in vain. The only way we can do that is to make sure that what happened to them, and to us, never happens to our children.” – Eric E. Murangwa
Since the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda took place in 1994, Eric has understood the potential to save lives through sport. Now the founder of the organization ‘Football for Hope, Peace and Unity’ Eric dedicates his time working with the youth of Rwanda to foster ties between those affected by the genocide and to create a legacy of reconciliation for generations to come.
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