Soccer is pace meets precision. Brazil-born Marta, the first global star in the women’s game, embodies this notion. She moves, dribbles and scores with lightening speed. Marta is a mix of Brazilian greats Romario and Ronaldinho. She is a winner. Her laurels include five consecutive FIFA World Player of the Year Awards and two Olympic silver medals.
Marta's story is a window into a changing global culture of women's sports. From 1941 till 1979, women's soccer teams were banned by law in Brazil on the theory that soccer was bad for women of child-bearing age. Reaffirmed by the military dictatorship in 1965, these laws fell the same year that the dictatorship offered political amnesty to exiled citizens.
Despite cultural and financial hurdles, the number of girls playing football in South America and elsewhere is on the rise. SHADOW GAME relates a story that challenges conventional beliefs and defies audiences to walk away unaffected.