Studio Series: ESPN 30 for 30 Soccer Story Films
My Life in Film (2014)
“I wonder what would have happened if in that moment I’d had the courage to resist, It’s over. History was written differently.”
The film tells another dark moment in human history and the ties to the greedy blind eyes of FIFA (no surprise there).
After the coup in Chile (1970) by dictator Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean National Stadium was used as a concentration camp. thousands of Chilean citizens were held at the stadium and some were tortured, raped, or killed.
Ezra Edelman and Jeffrey Plunkett packed a lot of information into 30 minutes (including commercials), testimonies from players and reporters, tells a dark story of how Pinochet and FIFA (blind eye) made a mockery of civil and human rights.
This is a fascinating story, sadly is a tragic one too, Ezra Edelman and Jeffrey Plunkett told a hunting story that like Hillsborough will never be forgotten.