Almost everything Amadou Gallo Fall has, he owes to basketball.
He was "discovered" playing on a club team in Tunisia by a Peace Corps worker, and he used the game as his ticket to America and a basketball scholarship to the University of the District of Columbia. He earned a degree in microbiology there and set his sights on medical school.
But Fall never let go of basketball, even if he didn't have NBA talent.
HOOPLAND is an independent film about SEEDS (Sports for Education and Economic Development in Senegal), a grassroots non-profit organization committed to providing educational opportunities for youth, creating social awareness and encouraging economical development through the vehicle of sports. HOOPLAND is still in production, but you can visit the website at www.hoopland.net.