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THE TEAM - KENYA (Season 1)

 

The Team - Kenya is a dramatic television series created in response to the devastating violence in Kenya following the 2007 general elections. It is a metaphor of Kenyan society that dramatizes how the newly recruited members of the co-ed IMANI soccer club learn to overcome their tribal, ethnic, social and economic differences. Watch what happens as each of the players, and their coach, struggle to overcome racism and hatred in a tense society. Is coexistence possible?


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The Team: New Beginnings 

The Team - Kenya: New Beginnings
In this first episode of the dramatic TV series The Team, players from all over Kenya arrive for league tryouts at a co-ed soccer training center put together by a consortium of wealthy businessmen. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Bonding 

The Team - Kenya: Bonding
Players of the IMANI FC convince their coach to let them vote for team captain -- because it's democratic. However, the process immediately leads to a string of bribes, rule breaking and trouble. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Friendly 

The Team - Kenya: Friendly
Are leaders only those who are elected into office? How does bribery undermine the democratic process? In this episode, corruption amongst the players and their leader is exposed. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Changing of the Guard 

The Team - Kenya: Change of Guard
Johari and Tina are haunted by their pasts, each differently tarnished by the recent widespread violence in Kenya. Will the teammates' experiences bring them together -- or tear them apart? Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Celebration 

The Team - Kenya: Celebration
Coach discovers his team's captain, Johari, is of the tribe that killed his wife. Tension builds amongst the team, and a misunderstanding turns into tribal name-calling and fights amongst teammates. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Desperate Situations 

The Team - Kenya: Desperate Situations
Coach is angry about the team having alcohol at a celebratory party, but he is even more concerned that tribalism is becoming an issue on his team. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Under Pressure 

The Team - Kenya: Under Pressure
In this episode, the coach's mother arrives unexpectedly and is furious to discover Johari's background and that her son has allowed her to be team captain and have a relationship with his daughter Lulu. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Unfriendly 

The Team - Kenya: Unfriendly
Someone has been skimming from the players' allowance in this episode. Assuming the worst, the players go on strike only to discover later that the team's accountant is the culprit. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Meetings 

The Team - Kenya: Meetings
Bukenya insists that the players participate in a promotional ‘peace tournament’ in one of the slums. Many unintended consequences follow, challenging the players and their ability to keep the peace. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Quitting in Honor 

The Team - Kenya: Quitting in Honor
Tina courageously decides to file charges against the cop who raped her. Also, Bukenya insists that Abbas should be fired for a fight that broke out at the peace tournament. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Priesterera 

The Team - Kenya: Priesterera
In this episode, tragedy falls on IMANI FC. Priest is talked into pulling one last job by his "sugar mama" Manu, and is murdered in a set up. Who was "Priest?" A friend -- or a gangster? Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Challenging Moments 

The Team - Kenya: Challenging Moments
Tina stands up for herself in court and confronts her rapist, a policeman who attacked her some time ago. Unfortunately, without physical evidence, the judge has no choice but to let the cop go free. Click to watch online!

   
The Team: Face Off 

The Team - Kenya: Face Off
In this final episode of The Team, we see the players rally together for the ultimate match, proving that sportsmanship can come in many forms. Click to watch online!

 

Featured Episode:
The Team - Kenya: Meetings

The Team - Kenya: Meetings

In this episode of The Team, Bukenya insists that the players participate in a promotional ?peace tournament? in one of the slums. Many unintended consequence follow, challenging the players and their ability to keep the peace.

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The Team - Kenya: Meetings

Bukenya insists that the players participate in a promotional 'peace tournament' in one of the slums. Many unintended consequences follow, challenging the players and their ability to keep the peace.


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ABOUT THE TEAM - KENYA


The Team - Kenya is a TV drama that was created in response to the devastating violence in Kenya following the 2007 general elections. The members of the co-ed soccer league Imani FC ("imani" meaning "faith" in Swahili) struggle to overcome their tribal, ethnic, social and economic differences to play as a team, serving as a metaphor for Kenya's current state of affairs and hopes for reconciliation.

 

The Team was created by Search for Common Ground and Media Focus on Africa Foundation in Kenya.

 

Learn More:

Visit The Team - Kenya Official Site

Follow IMANI FC on Twitter

The Team: Kenya on Facebook

CIA World Factbook - Kenya

Background on the conflict in Kenya, from the New York Times

 

 

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