Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Rise as One: One Nation (World Premiere)
USA | Directors: Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer
Running time: 22 mins.
In One Nation, the French Men’s national team uses the 1998 World Cup to help heal the racial splits within their nation and sport. Through interviews with Zinedine Zidane, Lilian Thuram, and Youri Djorkaeff, the story comes alive as the nation gets behind the team the farther they go in the tournament.
Veteran filmmakers Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer, who have a combined 15 Emmy Awards, joined forces to produce and direct the Rise As One documentary series that features exclusive interviews with football legends including FIFA World CupTM Champions Ronaldo and Lilian Thuram. The FOX SPORTS ORIGINALS production premieres Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
1905ers: With Heart, Mind, and Soul
Germany | Director: Birgit Ehret
Running time: 62 mins.
1905ers explores the passion and trials of a semi-professional football fan club in Göttingen, Germany. Political intentions, endurance, humanity, commitment and cohesion collide along with right wing extremists, the battle to keep their stadium, and unexpected international acclaim. The fans’ journey and stories remind us one of life’s most powerful identities—that of the unconditional football fan.
PANEL DISCUSSION: "Soccer & National Identity"
After the films, we will host an exclusive panel discussion to discuss the films and the broader issues surrounding soccer and its role and responsibility as regards to national identity. Panelists include:
- Grant Wahl, writer for Sports Illustrated and correspondent for Fox Sports
- Gabe Spitzer, director of One Nation
- Zohair Ghenania, former staff coach at FC Lorient, current director for Paris St. Germian Academy New York
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