El Mundo de Mao

Directed by Pablo de la Chica

During the LRA conflict, childhood was snatched from thousand kids in North Uganda. Thousands of them stopped being children, they stopped dreaming and they became a forgotten generation. Mao is one of those children, his dream is to meet his idols face to face one day. He takes refuge in sports to forget about the past but, above all, Mao plays football to feel free.


Audience Award at  IV Festival de cine documental, videoperiodismo y derechos humanos Artículo 31 and Best Documentary short at the II Festival de Cine de fútbol de Perú.

Official Selections at:  18ª Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid, XIV Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Donostia, San Sebastián. XVI Festival de Cine de Sant Joan d`Alacant, Minuto 90 Film Festival de Futbol in Perú, V Tenemos Que Ver - Festival Internacional de Cine y Derechos Humanos in Uruguay

Title / The World of Mao Running Time / 12 minutes Genre / Documentary Short Country / Spain Language / English, Spanish, Luganda Location / Uganda, UK, Spain Format / HD Director / Pablo de la Chica Script / Pablo de la Chica, Rau García Cinematography / Rafael Reparaz Editing / Juan Manuel Gamazo Sound / Facundo Devitto Music / Luis Herrero “The Youth” Producers / Pablo de la Chica, Rau García, Klementina Dolinsek, Guillermo Logar, Javier Aguayo Production Company / Salon Indien Films Distribution / Salon Indien Films With / Odonkonyero Mao, Bongomine Joseph, Okeny Norman, Okoth Ronny Job, Sam Lawino, Sister Helen, Sebutindre Edris, Blanca Carazo, Juan Mata. With the support of/ Comunidad de Madrid, Wework, Kelele Africa, Amigos Solidarios