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First Down

First Down

USA | 2022 | 12 min. | G

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“We all have different backgrounds, different stories, but when we get together on the field, we are all the same. We wanna play football, make big things,” says Liz, captain of the first all-girl team in American football. Her father is addicted to alcohol, and when he is drunk he is often aggressive. The football team is a refuge for her and gives her a chance to vent her pent-up emotions. It’s the same for Giselle, for whom the team represents the first time when being overweight is a real advantage. JD, a guard, is plagued by anxiety and depression stemming from gender identity issues. So the girls play out their daily struggles together on the field and in their private lives.

  • Director:

    Carrie Stett

  • Cinematography:

    Ricky Chavez

  • Editing:

    Brian A. Loschiavo

  • Producer:

    Carrie Stett, Whitney Clinkscales

  • Languages:

    English

  • Subtitles:

    Lithuanian

  • Translator:

    Julija Gulbinovič