Date and time
Sun 7th April 2024 at 2:30pm
discrimination, mild sex references, language

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2023 ( UK) ( Documentary, Sport)

Directors: Rachel Ramsay, James Erskine

The 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup,held in Mexico, largely forgotten in sporting history, comes to light through James Erskine and Rachel Ramsay’s compelling documentary.

The film reveals the erased narrative of the tournament, shedding light on FIFA’s disreputable treatment of women’s football. Unlike typical sports profiles, this documentary delves into the real, untold stories of pioneering women who participated in the event. “Copa 71” unfolds as a revolutionary political parable, illustrating a world where women’s football thrived against FIFA’s oppressive backdrop. The directors skillfully recreate the tournament’s details while uncovering the gender-based struggles behind the scenes. Despite FIFA and the UK’s Football Association’s shameful treatment of women’s football, the documentary reinstates the significance of the 1971 Women’s World Cup, showcasing its remarkable impact and challenging historical erasure.

(1hr 30mins)