The Black Starlets are a legend in world football: 1991, totally out of the blue, eleven 16-year-olds from Ghana won the Junior World Cup. It was the first time ever that a team from the African continent won a world football championship title.
14 years later - what has become of the Black Starlets? Director Christoph Weber travels through Europe and Africa searching for the former wonder players. He finds incredible biographies and human fates that normally remain invisible behind the glittery curtain of professional football.
Black Starlets is a story about great dreams and greedy machinations, high hopes and shattered illusions, deep loneliness and the insatiable desire for Africa. Most of all, the film is about people who have the indomitable spirit to rise again and again. The Africans say, "If you lose a dream, create a new one."