For four action-packed weeks in June and July 2010, the largest international television audience to ever follow a single event will be watching the football World Cup in South Africa. As the clock ticks down, and the nations of the world anticipate the beautiful games showpiece, questions are being asked about what will happen after the trophy is lifted, the caravans move on, and the dogs stop barking... Fahrenheit 2010 cuts through the hype, with an uncompromising examination of what the World Cup means for South Africans themselves - in particular, who actually stands to benefit from the diversion of millions of dollars to build 21st century sports arenas in a country in which, 15 years after throwing off apartheids yoke, millions live in shacks and have no access to water a South Africa where life expectancy has plummeted to below that of Ethiopia. International heavyweights like Archbishop Desmond Tutu, construction workers, FIFAs Communications Director, street traders, politicians, and sports celebrities, to mention some of the remarkable cast, wade into the debate. National pride, corruption and even murder feature in this astonishingly candid film which peels back the glossy media veneer to expose the real concerns of ordinary South Africans: hopes about jobs, the eviction of school children to make way for construction company offices, the removal of an inconvenient community, and what traditional medicine and the influence of the ancestors might mean for the fortunes of the local team. Fahrenheit 2010 takes the temperature of the Rainbow Nation as it prepares to roll out The Greatest Show on Earth.

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November 10, 2009
Craig Tanner

Craig Tanner


April 10, 2010
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