Women with a Mission - Rocky


A JaJa Film Productions production


Director: Leo Wery

Co-Director: Jamillah van der Hulst

Producers: Jamillah van der Hulst & Conrad Alleblas

Duration: 22 minutes

Premiere: 6 March 2016 (Benelux: TLC)

Sales by JaJa Film Productions

Women with a Mission is a series of 3 short documentary films. Each film tells a compelling story about a woman with a mission who, under most challenging circumstances, follows her passion and uses sports for change.

In the documentary film Women with a Mission – Rocky street football legend Roxanne ‘Rocky’ Hehakaija is followed as she returns to Rio de Janeiro where she worked in the favelas as a coach of the Favela Street Girls. With this girls’ football team Rocky won the Street Child World Cup that was also held in Rio de Janeiro. Rocky has a strong bond with the girls for whom she is a real role model. The reunion in Rio de Janeiro is filled with emotions. In the documentary film Rocky tells about her decision to work as a coach in the favelas and what this has meant to her. The Favela Street Girls and others involved in the project talk about Rocky who, with her contribution as a coach, changed the lives of the girls and created new opportunities for them.