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Det forbudte landshold (2003)

This documentary feature describes the first-ever match of the Tibetan national soccer team, and the circumstances under which it was played. The match was played in Denmark against the ... See full summary »
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The Dalai Lama ... Himself
Jens Espensen Jens Espensen ... Himself - Tibetan national team coach
Michael Nybrandt Michael Nybrandt ... Himself - principal organizer
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This documentary feature describes the first-ever match of the Tibetan national soccer team, and the circumstances under which it was played. The match was played in Denmark against the Greenlandic national team and was preceded by much difficulty for the players and for the Danish enthusiasts who were responsible for the initiative. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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soccer | tibet | football | See All (3) »

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TV-G
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Forbiddenteam.com

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

29 May 2003 (Denmark) See more »

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The Forbidden Team See more »

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Balls Productions A/S See more »
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The match was played on 30 June 2001 at Vanløse Stadion in Denmark. Greenland won the match 4-1 even though Tibet scored the first goal of the game. See more »

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Interesting doco, probably "important", but not much of a film..
9 August 2004 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

This short documentary is about what is undoubtedly the worst mix of politics and sport. Tibet wants to play an international soccer match. They find an opponent in the shape of Denmark. Why Denmark? We're not told.

But China doesn't want there to be Tibetan soccer team on the grounds that "Tibet is part of China", and tries to exert political and economical pressure on Denmark by the crudest possible method: threatens exports from Denmark. And the Tibetans live in exile in India, so they have to deal with the Indian government, which is understandably nervous about irritating China.

A fascinating look at the politics, geography, economics and demographics of three countries: Tibet, India and Denmark. And you thought staging a backyard football game was tricky!!!!


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