GOAL: Same Game. New Players.

Winner > Best Short Documentary
OKUTEEBA is about a group of courageous Ugandan girls who are the first to be admitted to an athletic boarding school in their region. They defy gender norms, leave their families, and are pursuing their dreams of becoming professional football players and helping their community. Through sacrifice, conviction, and the power of global athletic opportunities, they show the world that girls can do anything.
Karen Arango-Director
Karen Arango, Lucas Thompson, Shannon Rohrer-Phillips-Producer

Director Biography – Karen Arango
Karen Arango is a Sarasota-based visual journalist, her work focuses on collaborating with local and global organizations to create visual stories that promote awareness and create an impact on the community’s social needs.
Karen earned a Digital Journalism Master’s degree from the University of South Florida, a Photography and Imaging Bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art and Design, and a photography certificate from the International Center of Photography. Karen is mainly interested in adopting her visual skills to positively impact her community and beyond.
Karen has exhibited her photography work internationally, her video “Faces of Goodwill” won a silver Telly Award, and local film festivals have featured her film, “Families Together.”