A new documentary shows how girls from impoverished neighborhoods in Argentina are busting stereotypes and expectations and finding their power through soccer.
On their website, the filmmakers say:
Already, Goals for Girls has begun to change the lives of its protagonists, and it can help change the lives of girls around the world. There are almost no documentaries about female soccer, and few documentaries are aimed at motivating young people to affect positive change. Goals for Girls is the Hoop Dreams of female soccer, but instead of focusing on financial dreams it will show how sport can help girls overcome incredible odds, teaching the value of responsibility and teamwork. Our documentary does not portray young women as victims, but as active participants to change the world around them, one match at a time.
For more about the film and an interview with the author about a further initiative to enable girls and their families to go to the theatre to see the film, go here.
And to give you a sneak preview, here’s the trailer: