'Sudo Ballin': The rise of Sudanese Australian basketball
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‘Sudo Ballin’ is a documentary short showing the rise of Sudanese Australian basketball on the world stage. Showing how basketball can help and inspire many including Sudanese refugees fleeing war.
With the explosion in the amount of Sudanese Australian basketballers playing in US colleges, professionally, and soon to be the NBA, the film shows what many go through in a quest to make it to that level.
The film includes interviews with the Miami Heat’s Luol Deng, Melbourne United’s Majok Majok, the Texas Legend’s Deng Deng, and many others.
NBA All-Star Luol Deng has helped inspire Sudanese basketballers around the world, and none more so than from Australia.
“I might be the only South Sudanese in the NBA right now, but I really believe there is going to be so many” – Luol Deng
“I met a lot of people who are more talented than me, I met a lot of people who had more advantages than me, but one thing I had was I had a fight in me and I had to believe I’m going to inspire somebody; inspire somebody and use that as a tool.”
Sudo Ballin was filmed and produced by H Productions.
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