K+S Soccer Film Festival + Budweiser to host two-day festival in Rio de Janeiro during World Cup

As everyone everywhere knows, the soccer world is descending on Brazil for the next month as the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes place. And K+S will be there.

K+S Rio 2014, made possible by Budweiser, will take place on July 6 + 7 at the Budwieser Hotel at Pestana, right on Copacabana Beach in the heart of all the futebol action.

The event lineup is almost as good as some of the quarterfinal matches we're sure to see in the days leading up to the festival.

It includes One Nation and Forever Heroes, two of the original films from Budweiser's Rise as One series; the South American debut of We Must Go, about American coach Bob Bradley's adventures as manager of the Egyptian national team; and the first screening in the Western Hemisphere of the remarkable new film Bosnia in Our Hearts. 

We will also host several panel discussions at the festival, moderated by our own Greg Lalas and featuring Lilian Thuram, former French international; Alexi Lalas, former US international and current ESPN broadcaster; and Kalusha Bwalya, former Zambian international and current president of the Zambian Football Federation. 


SUNDAY, JULY 6 | 6:30 PM

Bosnia in Our Hearts, dir. by Sixten Bjorkstrand -- The Bosnian community is fractured and spread around the world. Their national team helps bring them together. This documentary follows three Bosnians from Finland on their journey to their nation's final 2014 World Cup qualifier in Lithuania.

One Nation: Rise as One, dir. by Scott Boggins & Gabriel Spitzer -- How the French national team used the 1998 World Cup to help heal the racial splits within their nation and sport.

Panel Discussion:
Lilian Thuram - founder of Fondacion Lilian Thuram, French World Cup winner, 
Alexi Lalas - ESPN analyst, ex-USA international


MONDAY, JULY 7 | 6:30 PM

We Must Go, dir. by Dave LaMattina & Chad Walker -- When American Bob Bradley becomes the manager of the Egyptian national team, he has one goal: qualify for the 2014 World Cup. But realities on the ground show him there are larger goals he must consider.

Forever Heroes: Rise as One, dir. by Scott Boggins & Gabriel Spitzer -- Nearly 20 years after a plane crash killed all but three from Zambia's national team, the new survivor-led squad competes just miles from the crash site, revealing the power of the game.

Panel Discussion:
Kalusha Bwalya - President of Football Association of Zambia, ex-Zambian international
Alexi Lalas - ESPN analyst, ex-USA international


To attend K+S Rio, email us at info@kickingandscreening.com.