A Bay Area Gooner Goes For GOAL!

Micha X. Peled is a regular at our Arsenal match viewings at Maggie McGarry’s – that is when he’s not traveling the globe, promoting one of his award-winning documentaries.

We introduced you to Micha through our Meet the Gooners series (you can read more about his love of Arsenal here). But Micha has a new project we’re very excited about.

Micha X. Peled, filmmaker & Gooner

Micha X. Peled, filmmaker & Gooner

GOAL! The Incredible Journey, follows a group of women trying to extricate themselves from homelessness through the Street Soccer USA program and who end up representing the United States at the 2013 Homeless World Cup.

As Micha says,  Our goal is to make an inspiring, uplifting film that will encourage people to look at innovative approaches to helping the homeless population, and to consider the power of sports to make positive social change. 

But Micha needs our help! The production team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to finish the film. Needless to say, documentaries don’t get the sort of financing super-hero films do, despite the fact they often tell more heroic stories.

There’s still production, editing, music rights, audio mixing, and various post-production tasks still to do.  We’ll be hosting a charity raffle at Maggie’s during the FA Cup Final to benefit the film, but you can help now.

Please follow this link and consider helping Micha complete GOAL! The Incredible Journey.

4 thoughts on “A Bay Area Gooner Goes For GOAL!

  1. Wow, what a great project. Wish I knew Micha when I lived in SF as I’m a doc producer/cinematographer. Best of luck. I’ll pass the word on.

  2. what a great project! Thanks Micha for spending your valuable time on such worthy causes.
    And everyone who agrees: pony up! I did. The film will only get made if we all contribute….
    It takes a village!