Thurs 11 July | 17:15 | Pálás Screen 2

2023 | Netherlands, USA, Pakistan | 96’

English, Farsi, Arabic, Portuguese (English Subtitles)

I Am Somebody is the inspiring story about six street-connected children who are chosen to represent their country at the Street Child World Cup in Qatar. Some of them are from the streets of Brazil and Bangladesh, some come from poor families in Pakistan, and another is from a refugee camp in Palestine. But there is one thing that all these children have in common: their lives will change forever when they participate in the Street Child World Cup.

The United Nations estimates that there are over 100 million street-connected children worldwide who depend on the streets for their survival. The Street Child World Cup uses the power of football for change.

Irish Premiere

Directors: Jamillah van der Hulst, Dina Amin
Producers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Conrad Alleblas

Principal funder