Dream Town

Betty Bastidas (Ecuador/USA) 71 min

Dream Town is an underdog story about how soccer has transformed an Afro-Ecuadorian community in El Chota Valley, a place that has literally been off the map for hundreds of years, that is until the 2002 and 2006 World Cup, when seven Afro players from this same small town took the country by surprise. United, they overcame extreme poverty and racism. They accounted for more than half of the national team and took Ecuador to their first ever World Cup.


Q & A with Betty Bastidas, director, Jorge Torre, producer/editor, and Giovanna Aguilar, producer.

Luce Hall Auditorium See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT