Project Description

FOOTBALL UNDER COVER

Cinema Documentary | DE (2008) | 86min

Tehran in April 2006: The first official friendly match between the Iranian women’s national football team and a female team from Berlin takes place in front of more than 1000 cheering women. In the stands there is singing and dancing, a concentrated load of female power hovers above the stadium.

Outside the gates are a couple of men trying to catch a glimpse through fence. Entry is prohibited for them today. Before this event lie years of hard work for the young women of the two teams. But in the end after overcoming numerous obstacles the game is actually played. And these 90 minutes are more than a soccer game. Here the desire for self-determination and justice is discharged and it becomes clear:

Change is possible.

Director: Ayat Najafi, David Assmann
Idea: Marlene Assmann, Ayat Najafi

Camera: Anne Misselwitz, Niclas Reed Middleton
Editor: Sylke Rohrlach
Sound: Hanna Weissgerber, Antje Volkmann
Music: Nico Schabel

Production: Flying Moon Filmproduktion
Distribution: Flying Moon Filmverleih GbR

Awards

Teddy Award Best Documentary Berlinale 2008
Volkswagen Audience Award Berlinale 2008
Best Documentary Molise Cinema 2008
PRIX EUROPA Best Multicultural Television Programme of the Year 2009
Pink Apple Audience Award Zurich 2008
Freedom Award Outfest Los Angeles 2008

Cinema Release: April 24th 2008
DVD-Release: November 21st 2008

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Standfoto Football under Cover - Kamerafrau Anne Misselwitz
Standfoto Football under Cover - Kamerafrau Anne Misselwitz
Standfoto Football under Cover - Kamerafrau Anne Misselwitz
Standfoto Football under Cover - Kamerafrau Anne Misselwitz