Airing tonight on the critically acclaimed ESPN series 30 for 30, is the seasonal special 30 FOR 30: SOCCER STORIES: WHITE, BLUE AND WHITE. Directed by CAMILO ANTOLINI, this compelling documentary tells the story of Argentinean footballers OSSIE ARDILES and RICKY VILLA before, during and after their lives and careers were torn apart by the Falklands War. A tribute to the power of patriotism and gamesmanship, the film is a terrific portrait of a pair of athletes who became international symbols of people who just wanted to get on with the game.
Recently, documentarian ALEX GIBNEY spoke at a press conference to promote the ESPN SOCCER STORIES series and addressed the issue of politics intersecting with sports, such as soccer. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Posted by Bob Healy