Football Under Cover


1h 29m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Teheran in April 2006. Iran's national women's team and a local Berlin women's football team play their first official friendly match. The atmosphere at the stadium is super-charged with girl power. Outside the stadium, a few men peer through the fencing, trying to catch a glimpse of the proceedings

Film Details

Also Known As
Berlin Teheran Football Project, Football Undercover
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Teheran in April 2006. Iran's national women's team and a local Berlin women's football team play their first official friendly match. The atmosphere at the stadium is super-charged with girl power. Outside the stadium, a few men peer through the fencing, trying to catch a glimpse of the proceedings, because today, men are barred from the game. Although their only desire was to play football together, it has taken the young women of both teams a whole year to get where they are today. Theirs has been a battle against testosterone, arbitrariness and oppression.

Film Details

Also Known As
Berlin Teheran Football Project, Football Undercover
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Arte; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Documentary Features) July 9-21, 2008.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 23-May 4, 2008.)

Winner of the Freedom Award at the 2008 Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Winner of two awards including the Teddy Award for Documentary Film and the Volkswagen Audience Award at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States April 2008

Released in United States February 2008

Released in United States July 2008

Released in United States June 2008

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) February 7-17, 2008.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 17-27, 2008.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Showcase) April 23-May 4, 2008.

Released in United States February 2008 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) February 7-17, 2008.)

Released in United States April 2008 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Special Presentations) April 17-27, 2008.)

Released in United States June 2008 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival June 16-23, 2008.)

Released in United States July 2008 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Documentary Features) July 9-21, 2008.)