Friday, May 8th 6 PM PST
FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH THE DIRECTORS
This 5 part docuseries directed by filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, gives the audience an exclusive insight into a global student 5v5 Soccer Tournament and the lives of five inspiring athletes from the cities and countrysides of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and beyond. With behind-the-scenes access, the content brings viewers high-octane, exciting portraits of sacrifice and passion, exploring what it takes to be a champion – both on and off the pitch.
The episodes feature the stories of athletes: Gisela Robledo Gil (Colombia), Rodrigo Alpizar (Mexico), Daniel Zabala (Argentina), Flavia Alonso De Carvalho (Brazil), and Yahya Sabbar (Italy).
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR(S)
Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist are multi-Emmy and Peabody Award winning writers, directors, and editors whose films have been broadcast on HBO, Netflix, Showtime, Fox, MTV, IFC, PBS, ESPN, CBS, Channel 4, the BBC and BET, as well theatrically distributed worldwide. The brothers are the creators and showrunners of Netflix’s multi-Emmy nominated marquee investigative music documentary series “Remastered”. In 2016 they wrote and directed Pelé: Birth of a Legend, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. They’re also known for Cannes favorite The Two Escobars (ESPN), Oscar-shortlisted Favela Rising (HBO), and critically acclaimed Nossa Chape (Fox).