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Promoting a better understanding and a constructive dialogue on the issue of racism in our societies, using football as a positive example. 

A platform containing stories offering positive examples of how football can combat racism and other forms of social discrimination, through inspirational and virtuous messages.

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Girls talk about football

What it is like to be a girl in a boys’ world. Six girls share their own experiences in a male dominated sport. Their stories are translated
by different animation techniques.

Due piedi sinistri

In a neighbourhood in Rome, Mirko plays football with friends. He meets Luana, sitting nearby watching the game. The two 12-year-olds like each other right away, but a nasty surprise leaves the boy breathless.

The Right To Play

This is the story of the grassroots football team Sant
Ambroeus in Milan. This team is made by and with migrants.
This documentary portrays Saint Ambroeus as a space
where all involved (migrants, locals, young and old) foster
the human right to express oneself, to simply be together.

Lebanon wins the World Cup

It tells the story of two former enemies, a bookish Communist and a battle hardened Christian. The film investigates the brutality of war, the beauty of Brazilian football, and the possibility of reconciliation

Cuore dentro alle scarpe

Cuore dentro alle scarpe is a video story that narrates important moments in the life of the very special football team, where autism and mental problems become an asset.

Footballization

An Italian cooperator shares his passion for football with guests in refugee camps in Lebanon, whose stories and dreams he tells in a documentary about sport and human rights.

Liberi Nantes Football Club

The first football team in Italy made up of refugees in Rome. All but one of the players for Italian third-division team Liberi Nantes are refugees and migrants who risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Lampedusa.

Fighting racism in football

How Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are lived racism in football. How they fought racism and what can be done to achieve greater inclusiveness

Carlos Alberto

The first mulatto to play in the Brazilian league at the beginning of the last century.

Partizan-AEK, a friendly match against the war

Two weeks after the start of NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, AEK travelled in Belgrade in order to play a friendly match with Partizan to say NO to war and discrimination.

Bala-Patissia 

A social inclusion project located in a football field in one of the most multicultural and run down areas of Athens

Don’t pay attention to some few bad behafors

AEK FC player Lazaros Rota, with an origin from Albania, noted that “we should not give attention to isolated racist behaviours”.

Dream of a teenager refugee

The story of Francis Kalombo, 15, a refugee from Congo. He played football in Lesvos and now is a professional footballer, fulfilling his childhood dream.

The racist match

the history of an entire African state (currently Namibia) changes thanks to a football match that begins to defeat apartheid

A team without a state

A group of Kurdish refugees created a football team in Borlänge (Sweden) and went as far as promotion to the Swedish Premier League.

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