Scroll down to see another video about the Beautiful Game Series. Shadow Game is a story about women and girls in soccer who overcome enormous cultural obstacles to realize choices and live happy self-sustaining lives.
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 reality of women's sports in search of compassion and the truth about these seeming paradoxes.