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“Looking for Rio” – Eric Cantona Film Premiere…

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The UK Premiere of Eric Cantona’s new documentary “Looking for Rio” takes place at Amnesty International’s football film festival (Hackney Picturehouse, 6th-8th June). The festival is held in partnership with The Blizzard and Picturehouse Cinemas.

Looking for Rio is an exploration of football and politics in Brazil in the run up to the World Cup, and the film will be headlining Amnesty International’s Sidelines Film Festival, a weekend of documentaries, discussion, and debate with a football and human rights theme.

Eric Cantona will be in conversation at the event and post-screening drinks (or more specifically, caipirinhas) will be served.

  • Date: Saturday 7th June
  • Time: Screening 6.15pm. Reception 8pm till late
  • Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
  • RSVP: [email protected] by Friday 23rd May (limited spaces available)

The FSF’s Anwar Uddin will speak at “Pride and prejudice in the beautiful game” on Saturday 7th June (2.25pm). Other guests on the panel include James Masters (CNN and The Times), Leviathen Hendricks (Gay Football Supporters’ Network), Musa Okwonga (football writer, author and poet) and Radha Balani (Women’s Sport & Fitness Foundation).

Find out more about Amnesty International’s Sidelines Film Festival here or watch the video below:

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