Fugees’ Story Film Deal

I wrote here about the New York Times’ story on Clarkston’s refugee soccer team, The Fugees. Seems the story really caught the imagination of the country, and of Hollywood. ATL blogger Andisheh has the details on Andy2000. He mentioned it in the comments for my Fugees post, but I would hate for news like that to get buried. Check it out – Great story and hopefully will mean great things for the Fugees and their families.

Added plus: This answers questions about Andisheh’s gender, and raises a new question: Does A. look like an Ikea employee?

7 Comments so far

  1. Todd (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    That’s pretty cool. And the writer of the NYT article? Warren St. John, who wrote “Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer”, the book on college football fandom, which I’d highly recommend to any fans out there. Looks like Warren is gonna make a nice little chunk of change off the rights to his article…

  2. Annie (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 2:43 pm

    Interesting, Todd. The name did not ring a bell when I read the article, even though my eye is STILL drawn to that book on our bookshelf.

  3. Mike (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    Anne- we both loved that story and were really struck by how issues like that are playing out in Atlanta. Maybe I have seen to many sports movies but it also seems like a script that would write itself; a nitty gritty immigrant Karate Kid of youth soccer?

  4. Mike (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    duh, I backtracked and read the original and comments and now my movie idea seems so five minutes ago…

  5. Annie (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    Yeah, pretty interesting stuff. I think things like this are causing a huge cultural clash all over America. It is interesting. How does this compare to your situation over the pond? Do you run into stories like this over there?

  6. Annie (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    Mike, your comments seemed as if they were just following the flow of conversation, so we wouldn’t have known if you hadn’t said anything.

  7. Mike (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 5:01 am

    A big deal here- with the high population density and until recently very tolerant immigration laws (a lot of asylum seekers in NL- Google Hirsi Ali and check out her story if have the time) its always an issue. From this side of the pond you can really see how incredibly diverse America actually is. I was quite surprised to find out how racist and segregated many European countries still are.

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