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Ginga
by Ranjani Gopalarathinam
on 10 March 2005

I wish all documentary filmmakers could rock Nikes to make films, but this time around, it’s a Brazilian story being told. In the vein of last spring’s Art of Speed film collaborations, tonight RES presents a screening and event of the Nike-sponsored documentary film about Ginga (loosely translates to “art of movement”) and the sport of futebol in Brazil. Executive produced by Fernando Meirelles, the director of the incredible film City of God, the film highlights futebol players at both the local and national level in Brazil, and captures six different players, in different regions and in various arenas of play all around the Brazilian wonderland – the beach, the street, the sandlot. The film is about an hour long, directed by Hank Levine, Tocha Alves, and Marcelo Machado from O2 Films. Meirelles rhapsodizes, "Ginga is the Brazilian secret ingredient to the world’s most beautiful game.” The film is currently awaiting wider distribution, unless you're lucky enough to catch it at one of these special RES/Nike events.

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