pelada
Documentary

Pelada

Year 2010
Runtime 99 mins
Language A lot
Canadian Premiere

PG - Advisory: Language May Offend

PELADA—as the name implies when translated from Portuguese—is soccer in its “naked” form. Far from the carefully manicured fields and exorbitant salaries of professional soccer, PELADA follows two former college soccer stars (co-directors Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham) on a 20-country road trip, connecting on makeshift pitches with people from every religion and tax bracket; the only common thread they all share is the love of the game. In the words of one of the film’s rougher characters, a Bolivian prisoner: “Here we have nothing. Our life is to play,” which captures the essence of this worldwide pastime—fun. All you need is air in your lungs and something round to kick.

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Countries

United States
Awards
Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking, Newport Beach Film Festival 2010
Festivals
Official selection SXSW 2010, Official Selection Full Frame Film Festival 2010
Director
Ryan White, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Luke Boughen
Producer
Francis Gasparini, Ryan White
Screenwriter
Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White
Cinematographer
Rebekah Fergusson, Ryan White
Editor
Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White