“High and Strong! « . Why you shouldn’t miss the documentary this Sunday evening on Canal +

While the Women’s Football Euro is in full swing this Sunday evening (9 p.m.), Canal + is broadcasting Haut et Fortes!, a poignant documentary that looks back on the eloquence contest open to women’s D1 teams. In each club, players could volunteer to participate, on the theme of their choice. Here are five reasons not to miss a documentary.

Attractive soccer players

The documentary follows the journey of five players in this eloquence contest. Siga Tandia (Soyaux), Magou Doucouré (Reims), Agathe Donnary (Issy), Marie Levasseur (Fleury) and Selma Bacha (Lyon) are all trying their luck and opening the doors of their daily lives until the final. We discover players who indulge in their different emotions such as doubt or stress.

Poignant themes

Each of the players followed has tackled a theme that is dear to her. Magou Doucouré, victim of racist and sexist insults during a Coupe de France match against Lens, opted for the issue of discrimination. “I felt I was black when I left the neighborhood”, she explains in particular. From homophobia, chosen by the captain of Soyaux Siga Tandia, to harassment, by the Canadian Marie Levasseur, all the themes are strong and sensitive.

Selma Bacha is one of the female D1 players followed in this documentary. | PHOTO: FRANCK FIFE / AFP

More natural communication

In a sport where the communication of footballers is often criticized for being too sanitized, this documentary allows us to see a new facet. For men, media-training courses begin at the training center and this is felt in the public interventions of the players, incubated from an early age. Professionalism having taken longer to be present in women’s football, the players did not benefit from the same dose of media-training courses. Less disconnected from the real world than their male counterparts can be, they bring a real freshness.

Quality pleadings

After obtaining their qualification at the end of the internal finals at each club, the players go to the Olympia for a ceremony hosted by Julie Gayet, with the firm intention of winning this competition.

Between emotion, sincerity and power in the message, all the pleadings are worth the detour. What give headaches to the jury, composed in particular of Hervé Mathoux and former French internationals Jessica Houara-d’Hommeaux and Laura Georges. The outcome of the competition also illustrates the difficulties encountered by the members of the jury.

No Euro match this Sunday evening

Since the kick-off of this Women’s Euro on July 6, matches have taken place every evening at 9 p.m. This will not be the case this Sunday. Sweden-Portugal and Switzerland-Netherlands are arguing, in fact, at 6 p.m. The way is therefore clear for Haut et Fortes!

“High and Strong! « . Why you shouldn’t miss the documentary this Sunday evening on Canal +

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