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Football Undercover

Director: David Assmann, Ayat Najafi

Year: 2008

Country: Germany

Length: 86 min

Language: English, Persian, German

An amateur female soccer team from Berlin goes on a nerve-wracking journey trying to carry out the first female soccer match in the history of Iran.

Tehran in April 2006: The first official friendly match takes place between the Iranian women's football team and a local Berlin girl's team in front of more than 1000 cheering female fans. It has taken a year's work on the part of both teams to make this happen. But now, overcoming numerous obstacles they are finally playing and those 30 minutes are about more than just a football game. Both the desire for self determination and equality are being expressed here and it is clear change is possible.

Football Undercover