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Beautiful Game Series


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Beautiful Game Series


A FILM SERIES ABOUT THE MAGIC OF SOCCER AND BRAZIL

Beautiful Game is a sophisticated documentary look at Brazilian culture through the prism of its rich soccer culture. It is conceived as homage to Brazil and the global impact of its futebol on families and fans of a sport through which millions of people express their passion not only in front of a television or in a stadium but through the threads that bind us as people: our life stories, individually and collectively, as exemplified in art,commerce, music, politics, and sport.  Incorporating four distinct feature-length episodes: Shadow GameThe Epic RomanceCorinthians, and Kissing the Cup, the Beautiful Game Series is intended to be novel, timely, and classic storytelling that revels in the core attraction of sports.  

Beautiful Game SERIES Sizzle Reel 

Scroll down to see another video about the Beautiful Game Serie. Shadow Games a story about women and girls in the USA, Brazil, and elsewhere who overcome enormous cultural obstacles to realize choices and live  happy self-sustaining lives.

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Shadow Game: WOMEN, GIRLS, AND Soccer


Shadow Game: WOMEN, GIRLS, AND Soccer


In the greatest soccer nation on earth,women’s soccer is minimized, even ignored. The women’s game in Brazil attracts only a tiny fraction of the attention, and therefore money, that flows to the men’s game. Today, even after the 2016 Rio Olympics, women’s professional soccer continues to be marked by lack of sponsors, marketing, and attendance. Shadow Game artfully explores the history and context women's sports aiming at a truthful story about these seeming paradoxes.  

Despite cultural and financial hurdles, the number of girls playing soccer is on the rise...

Shadow Game challenges conventional beliefs and defies audiences to walk away unaffected. 

 

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CORINTHIANS: PASSION BEYOND MEASURE AND REASON


CORINTHIANS: PASSION BEYOND MEASURE AND REASON


CORINTHIANS is known as ‘Todo Poderoso', the Almighty. Club history dates to 1910, but Corinthians first became a huge deal when its  players' Democracy Movement helped usher out the Brazilian military dictatorship that has ruled for two decades. Today, Corinthians is a giant fraternity of crusaders from São Paulo that engulfs and unites football fans  from exclusive gated communities to the poorest favelas. 30,000 cheered their heroes to the world title in 2012 in Japan; 35 million watched on TV. With exclusive access to legendary players  and its notorious fan club, Gavioes da Fiel (Hawks of the Faithful), CORINTHIANS takes you inside a world of incomparable fan loyalty. 

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THE EPIC ROMANCE


THE EPIC ROMANCE


 

BRAZIL HOSTS THE WORLD CUP AND OLYMPICS

In the pantheon of Brazilian soccer mythology, Garrincha, Pele, Socrates, Zico, Ronaldo, and Neymar represent the divine. While Brazil struggled with problems of inequality, fear, and violence, soccer became a visceral source of national identity, symbolizing excellence, spontaneity, and connectedness.

Epic Romance is a dramatic story of corruption in FIFA and its influence on Brazilian football and culture. It is an account of how the beautiful game turned ugly. Brazil is the perfect access point for this plot because of its world renowned status as the cradle of  the world's favorite sport, one that is growing in significance and attention in the US. 

 In 2013, during the FIFA Confederations Cup, one million Brazilian citizens rallied in the streets of cities around the nation to protest FIFA corruption and voice displeasure at the failure of the World Cup to boost the well-being of most Brazilians.   These "manifestations" became an inspiration to those who reject inequity, cynicism, and fear. Instead, risking retribution from an entrenched football establishment, a movement emerged to champion transparency , democracy, and competent football administration as a goal for change and condition for the government to bail out a dysfunctional, indebted football system. While nothing less than the return of Brazilian soccer glory soccer will reassure the faithful, soccer remains a window into the soul of Brazil and the tension between caring for the self and helping others. 

 

 

 

 

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KISSING THE CUP


KISSING THE CUP


KISSING THE CUP: The Carlos Alberto Story is the remarkable journey of one family–and one nation.

KISSING THE CUP is an intimate account of Brazil’s recently deceased 1970 World Cup winning captain Carlos Alberto Torres, his son and his grandson. The film explores how their lives reflect Brazilian society over the last 50 years and project into Brazil’s future. From one man’s life transformed by futebol success to a son playing in the shadow of a legend, then onto the next generation: raised in Japan, educated in England, and building a career on the business of marketing football as an entrepreneur.