THE FIRST WOMEN

AS PRIMEIRAS

Fri 12 July | 11:00 | Pálás Screen 2

2024 | Brazil | 82’

Portuguese, English (English Subtitles)

This documentary presents a group of women who are close to their 60s and share a common past: they were the base of the first women‘s soccer team in Brazil. When they started to play, football was forbidden for women. 
 
The experiences they had during their trips around the world playing football in the ’80s and ’90s, however, did not guarantee them any notoriety. Their stories were never told, and the financial return they received at the time was negligible. 
 
The film intimately follows the routine of each one of them in the present day, reflecting on where the dreamed plans went, and how they deal with memory, choices and aging. 

European Premiere  |  Post-show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Adriana Yañez
Producers: Luiz Ferraz, Gal Buitoni

Preceded by short film:

Destined to Play:
The Untold Story of Saudi Women’s Football
For those who wouldn’t take “No” for an answer. For those that waited years and journeyed hours to play. For the women who dreamt of one day representing their nation, this is their story.
Director: Johnnie Ford
Producer: Luke Flanagan
Writer: Aya Ghosn

Principal funder