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Reggae Boyz

Reggae Boyz

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to reinvigorate its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, Winnie Schäfer, a colourful German coach, enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with a Rastafarian factory worker named “Tuffy” Anderson and legendary reggae musicians including Bunny Wailer and The NoMaddz to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. “Reggae Boyz” uses pop cultures’ most transcendent forces – sports and music – to delve into the heart and soul of Jamaica.


Reggae Boyz


Till Schauder

Year of Release:



USA, Germany, Jamaica



Type / Genre:

Documentary, Sports


73 minutes




Sun 18 Aug 2019, 6.30pm, APA, Room 01

Sun 18 Aug 2019, 6.30pm, San Fernando Hill

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Till Schauder

Till Schauder

Till Schauder, originally from Germany, is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and cinematographer. His feature debut, “Santa Smokes” – which Schauder wrote, codirected, and starred in – won several awards, including Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award. In 2012, Schauder completed his critically acclaimed first documentary “The Iran Job”, which was released worldwide, mentioned as an Oscar contender, and shortlisted for a German Academy Award. His 2017 documentary “When God Sleeps” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, won Most Valuable Documentary of the Year from Cinema for Peace during Berlinale, and the Golden Heynal Award at the Krakow Film Festival, along with several other international recognitions. It was also shortlisted for a German Academy Award in 2018 and is currently in consideration for an Emmy. Schauder’s latest film “Reggae Boyz” was called “one of the funniest and most entertaining documentaries to come out in years” by film-rezensionen.de. The film’s broadcast version was again a nominee for the German Television Academy Awards (2018). 

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