Screening of "Football Under Cover"

"Football Under Cover"
"Football Under Cover"

Tehran in April 2006: The first official friendly between the Iran women’s national football team and a local Berlin girls’ team takes place in front of more than 1000 cheering female fans. The entire stadium is electric, charged with a high voltage of girl power. A couple of men hang around in front of the gates, trying to peek over the fence. They are barred from entering the stadium today.

It has taken a year of hard work on the parts of both teams of young women to make this match happen. But now, after overcoming numerous obstacles, they are really playing. And these 90 minutes are about more than just a football game. The desire for both selfdetermination and equality are being expressed here. It is clear: change is possible … (more)

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The screening is followed by a conversation with Ayat Najafi, moderated by Christel Weiler.
The admission is free.

The screening is a cooperation of the International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures", the German Center of the International Theatre Institute and mime centrum berlin.