Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The World at Their Feet - The Legendary Story of the US Women's Soccer Team|
Actors: Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain
Genres: Sports, Documentary
Studio: Arts Alliance America Release Date: 07/17/2007 Run time: 60 minutes Rating: Nr
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Not just for soccer fans...For sports fans and Americans too
really2k1 | Northern California, USA | 06/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a male and I am not a soccer fan. The last time I played soccer was probably at recess in sixth grade. But I am an athlete, a huge sports fan and an American. For a reason unbeknownst to me, I was watching the 1999 World Cup Final live on TV. I can say without a doubt that, with the exceptions of maybe McGwire's 62nd and Gibson's 1988 miracle, it was the most exciting sports moment I have ever witnessed.
In June 2006 I watched "Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team" on HBO. Since that documentary was not out on DVD, I bought this one. This DVD does not disappoint. It covers the history of the team - from their days of toiling in anonymity through the historic 1999 World Cup run, when an entire country rallied behind them. I found it inspiring to learn how a group of teenagers (Mia Hamm was 15 when she joined the team in 1987) persevered for so long while getting paid so little, all for their love of their game and each other. It was neat to see the rise of women's soccer from the first crowds of a few hundred to the 1999 World Cup final game crowd of over 90,000. Several people were interviewed for this DVD, including several team members, the coaches, family members, sports writers and even former President Clinton. They all share different perspectives on the team which are neat to hear.
This DVD offers insight not only into the team but also into some of its players individually. It was cool to see the bond and cameraderie that existed between them which I am sure had a lot to do with their success.
For me, this DVD was eye opening because I didn't know a whole lot about the team other than that I respected and enjoyed watching what they did in 1999. I can admit that I don't often watch women's athletics, but I can say that I now have a whole new respect for women's soccer. I'd recommend this DVD to every soccer fan, any sports fan and any patriotic American.
P.S. I'd also recommend getting the "Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team" DVD when it comes out."
Gayle Bryan | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The World at Their Feet is an excellent look at the Women's National Team. It goes all the way back to 1985 when the team was originally formed through the 99 World Cup. The quality and production values are excellent. I am a long time fan of the WNT and have several documentaries and The World at Their Feet offered new insight and a lot of behind the scenes footage and photographs I had not seen elsewhere. I would recommend this for soccer fans, parents with young athletes and anyone interested in a compelling story."
A Story for All Our Girl Athletes
LA Burgess | Massachusetts | 07/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a magnificent story that must continue to be told. This story is for young athletes (starting at 8) and for their parents. Young women soccer teams should gather and watch it together and try to imagine a world where they would not have access to their sport. It is so easy to forget how far we have come during this generation encouraging and celebrating our female athletes. Since the advent of Title IX in 1972, we have begun the journey of equality for girls and young women in access and participation in sports, availability of college athletic scholarships, and access to professional sports careers with fair pay. The young women in this video were pioneers and heroines and what a story they created as they made their way to the World Cup and the Olympic games and pioneered the women's soccer league. The archived footage used to tell the story is magnificent. A video of a similar genre but with a story that predates Tile IX is the documentary "Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer". You have to see this one, too."
Gimp ples | Sydney, Australia | 09/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is a great DVD for anyone who is interested in Womens soccer especially how womens soccer came to be so big in the USA. It shows who put in the hard work and what they did for their sport, for womens sport, and how the first world cup in the USA (99?) suprised them all with the huge support they had. It shows the true characters of all involved, golden. Recommend for anyone interested in USA Womens soccer."