The Other Sport (Swedish: Den andra sporten) is a three-part documentary series zooming in on the often harsh conditions of women's football/soccer in Sweden since the first clubs got ...
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The Other Sport (Swedish: Den andra sporten) is a three-part documentary series zooming in on the often harsh conditions of women's football/soccer in Sweden since the first clubs got structurally organized in the mid-1960's up until this very day. The three various approaches to story are told from the perspective of today's reality - The Winning Call (Vinnarskallar) - from yesterday's reality - Women Against The Tide (Kärringar mot strömmen) - as well as through a somewhat chronological study and insight to the important dates and decisive situations occurring throughout the history showing the developments of the sport - in Play Seriously (Leken Som Blev Allvar.)Written by
Great story about the history of women's football in Sweden. The documentaries move forward all the way through as if you were on a journey for over two hours in total. And what a journey these fighting women have had. From the beginning to the end they have met resistance around every corner and it sure seems it has made them stronger in their pursuit of playing football on the same terms as the their male counterparts. The series is in three chapters of different and free approaches, which in my opinion makes it even stronger, to the subject matter. The last chapter Leken som blev allvar is the only chronological chapter. The part where one will get an idea of the story from the beginning to the end. Truly, truly recommended documentary series.
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