MUJERES CON PELOTAS

GOALS FOR GIRLS: A STORY OF WOMEN WITH BALLS

By Gabriel BALANOVSKY, Ginger GENTILE

SAN TELMO PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

In Argentina, where football (soccer) is a man’s sport, young women from the infamous Villa 31 shantytown in Buenos Aires fight to form their own team. With courage they overcome many obstacles until they realize their dream of competing in the Homeless World Cup in Brazil.

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Ventana Sur 2013
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    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriel BALANOVSKY, Ginger GENTILE
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriel BALANOVSKY (San Telmo Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • In Argentina, where football (soccer) is a man’s sport, a group of young women from the infamous Villa 31 shantytown in Buenos Aires fight to form their own team. With courage they overcome many obstacles until they realize their dream of competing in the Homeless World Cup in Brazil.
      Using this story as a starting point, “Goals for Girls” investigates the ignored world of women’s football in Argentina. The women of the Villa 31 and players from different backgrounds reveal that family prejudices combined with complete abandonment by local authorities conspire against the development of a sport that has grown worldwide. These players have to fight on and off the field to ensure that the words of the president of FIFA come true: “the future of football belongs to women”.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2009
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