The women’s soccer documentary that unites Pelé with the Madrid Football Club
The last dance from Michael Jordan And to them Chicago Bulls It could mark a turning point for sports documentaries. Before this success Netflix They’ve already seen several similar reports in the spotlight, but the scope of this “last dance” means the enthusiasm for this entertainment product that continues to attract more and more followers.
If there is a real boom in 2020, 2021 appears to follow the same path. One of the most awaited was the one whose manager was the daughter of the legendary soccer player skin. Kelly Nascimento DeLucaThe, eldest daughter of the Brazilian star, took control of a project she was on Women’s football Its base.
“Beautiful game warriors” The documentary is called Guerreras de un amigo game in Spanish. The goal is to promote equality in women’s football, Kelly herself pointed out. In addition to the former American player Julie Fode, Who won twice Globalism And another two for the gold medal Olympic Games, He is an executive producer.
The documentary will also include testimonials from 25 related characters. from Alex Morgan a Neymar, Passes Martha Or historical tennis like Martina Navratilova s Billie Jean King: Marta, The antAnd the Abby WambakAnd the Ali MoharebAlex Morgan Shioma ObogagoAnd the Aniola AlukoAnd the MarieAnd the Antoinette CatutoAnd the Nikita ParisMartina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Billy Neymar Jr.
Famous names in sports, Neymar might attract attention, but as Kelly admits, it’s the most extreme Paris Saint-Germain Her parents “have always supported women’s football.” “I met him during his time at Santos and he was always concerned about the conditions for the players,” confesses Front page From the newspaper Brand. But it is not about him or her, it is about football players and the struggle for equality.
It is for this reason that they are the heavyweights in this documentary, which is expected to light up in September 2021. The focus is on the character Lace Araujo. A name that may be familiar to women’s soccer fans due to her recent arrival to Firstly Iberdrola.
If so far anyone can ask about the relationship that might exist between Pelé and Madrid Football ClubOne name makes it all happen: Laís Araújo. The player came to Madrid as a signature star and is the heroine of this documentary made by the daughter of someone considered by many to be the best footballer of all time.
In comments to Globe SportsKelly noted that she knows that telling everything in two hours is impossible, but her intention is to “send a love letter to women’s football about these athletes who have so much passion and dedication. .
Laís started playing with ball in the streets San Marcos, at Salvador. Even in the boy’s world, he believed that he could not devote himself to it, until Marta saw: “I want to be like this.” 10 from Canarinha It was an inspiration and encouragement. From there to be discovered by Wilson Egdio, Coach in New York And son-in-law of Kelly. His eyes focused on Araujo and his talent for football.
So he decided to ask Kelly to help bring the girl up United StateWhere he could not only train, but also study. In just four years, Laes learned and graduated English Criminology by University of Florida And all this while playing in Florida GatorsHis college football team.
Kelly, who is also a director and founder Nascimento Foundation“This is a problem with women’s football,” he stressed in his country. But not only in Brazil, but also “in many places”. The filmmaker said, “Laice got where she went because of her effort, because of all she did to get here, and three or four other miracles.”
“I know it’s not easy for boys either, but at least there is a way to follow along. That’s the difference,” Kelly emphasized on Globe Sports. What is clear is that after all the testimonials: the progress of women’s football cannot be stopped. “We’ll make it happen, see where we came from, there’s no way to stop women’s football”, this is the reflection he takes from the film after all he has heard.
at Front pageThen, Kelly revealed why Laís was chosen: “When I learned of the Laís story, I was amazed. Then I began to investigate women’s football with my partner – as well as the director – Justin Noto and was surprised by the inequality and circumstances we discovered. I also realized that, as with race, Reflecting inequality in everyday society and our understanding that we must tell this story ‘
He started picking up the phone, creating contacts and creating this project that is now attracting media attention. Three years of filming, with the epidemic’s harassment between them, and seven hours of recording and the final extension of editing so that it appears in the same year. A hit documentary with godfathers like Marta, Neymar and Alex Morgan points to success.
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