Seven thousand miles. Eight countries. One goal: Find the soul of fútbol.
The Kicking + Screening Media Group, in conjunction with Freestyle Digital Media is thrilled to announce that the soccer film American Fútbol is now out on demand and DVD to the U.S. and Canada on March 12.
American Fútbol takes us on a four-month adventure through Latin America with a group of American friends and filmmakers as they discover the unique power of soccer to unite people and transcend sports. Like food and music, soccer – or fútbol – is a universal language, and as they travel down through Central and South America, the crew use it to better understand and connect with their neighboring cultures. From Mexico to Colombia to Brazil, their adventures immerse audiences in the infectious passion and inspiring stories of the beautiful game.
“Soccer was our passport on this journey,” said director/producer Petar Madjarac. “It helped us cross the U.S./Mexico border, bonded us to a team once run by a Colombian drug cartel; introduced us to a blind soccer team in Bogotá, and explained how soccer impacts racism in Ecuador. This was the trip of a lifetime, and it showed us – and hopefully the viewers will see this – the power of soccer to be more than just a game.”
The film, which was shot in the run-up to the World Cup in Brazil, was co-produced by Madjarac, Sam Mathius, Austin Ahlborg, and Peter Karl, who is also the film’s writer and co-director.
American Fútbol premiered last year at the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, the premier festival dedicated to soccer-themed films. K+S is still involved with the film, providing promotional and marketing support.
American Fútbol tells one of those timeless stories that transcend the game and seem so needed today with its themes of friendship and cross-cultural exchange. We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with the film and couldn’t think of a better time for it to be released – in a year where the Gold Cup, the Women's World Cup and Copa America will all be played simultaneously around the world.
The film is available now on the following platforms: