Soccer in the City, a character-driven documentary is focused on the people, teams and organizations who strive to ensure that every child has the chance to play regardless of economic status. The documentary is available for streaming or purchase on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. at this link. In addition to Amazon Prime, the film will be available on additional networks and platforms worldwide throughout 2020, including PBS, Tubi, Peacock and in-flight on select airlines.
The film features international superstars, including Claudio Reyna, Bill Hamid, Brandi Chastain, Briana Scurry, Riyad Mahrez, Mark McKenzie, Justin Haak and Joanna Lohman. Professional teams in the movie include New York City Football Club, D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union. Soccer in the City was filmed across the world, including in Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Paris, and California.
Soccer in the City examines the idea of increasing access to soccer in cities can lead greater participation by urban youth and a deepening of America’s talent pool. The film also examines how other countries, like France, find talent in more urban areas, which they attribute to their success in rebuilding the team and winning the 2018 World Cup. The movie will also introduce inspiring and unsung heroes: coaches, volunteers and others dedicated to providing opportunities for kids regardless of socio-economic background.
Soccer in the City is produced by The Content Farm, a Washington D.C. based production company, which was recognized with the 2019 Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in Media Arts.
“I hope this film can help shine a light on inspirational kids who are using soccer as a catapult to achieve great things, as well as some of the dedicated people, organizations and teams that are breaking down old barriers and making it easier for kids in cities to be a part of a team,” said Executive Producer and Director Michael Holstein.
ESPN’s Gab Marcotti, the movie’s narrator, added, “I am so proud to have been a part of this stunning film. I hope folks who matter watch, listen and learn, and then effect change.”
To learn more about Soccer in the City, follow the movie on all social media platforms at @SITCMovie. Information about live screening events in New York, Philadelphia and other cities is forthcoming, and key talent and production staff are available for interviews.