Distribution

Forerunners

Dir: Mili / Galit Ben Hayl / Gala Shaked

Israel

2004

60 mins

tbc

What does it take for Israelis to bend it like Beckham? Forerunners is the story of three Israeli women who share a dream to form a team to receive public recognition and play professional football. Salwa Amsis, 21, a Christian Arab from Ramleh is living her father’s dream by becoming a soccer player, but pays a heavy social price for it.

Sylvie Jean, 28, starred in a Norwegian team and was considered to be the best in the world only to return to Israel four years later to a family tragedy. Inna Diditch, 26 from the Ukraine finds it difficult to fit into Israeli society and is forced to support herself with temporary jobs in order to continue playing soccer.

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