The incredible story of Nadia Nadim, the former Afghan refugee who became a star player for the PSG.
By Anissa Bonnefont, the acclaimed director of Wonder Boy on CANAL + (César-nominated and winner of Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Feature – Special Jury Mention in 2020).
How do you rebuild your life when you lose your father and your country at 8 years old? This is the life journey of Nadia Nadim, a young Afghan woman whose father was killed by the Taliban in 2000, forcing her, her mother and her four sisters to flee, like millions of Afghans.
Nadia’s passion for soccer was her saving grace. She became a star player for the national team of her adopted country, Denmark, then for the PSG women’s team.
Now Nadia wants to return to Afghanistan and to renew memories of her father. Nadia’s goals extend far beyond football. This multi-lingual young woman is very committed to NGOs that support women, education and refugee children. She is also a future surgeon. What Nadia
wants more than anything else, is to repair humanity.
Genre: documentaries, feature-length
Directed by: Anissa Bonnefont
Produced by: Federation Studio, Echo Studio
Original Broadcasters: CANAL+ Creation Originale
Language: French & English
Year of production: 2020-2021
International Sales: Federation
Festivals & awards: Winner of the jury award of the 11mm Football Festival 2022 in Berlin. Nominated in the Highlights’ section of CPH:Dox 2022, the Deauville Green Award 2022, the 2022’ American French Film Festival, the Paladino d’Oro Sport Film Festival 2022, Al Jazeera Balkans Docs 2022, Bilbao Think Football Film Festival and the International Emmy Awards 2022.