Maracaná

directorSebastián Bednarik, Andrés Varela
year2014
producerSebastián Bednarik, Andrés Varela, Pedro Abuchalja
scriptGuzmán García
movie duration75 min
GenreDocumental
Capture Format35mm - 16mm- Digital
Exhibition FormatDCP

“Brazilians, I fulfilled my word constructing this stadium; fulfill now yours, winning the World Cup”. With these words closed his speech the Prefect of Rio of Janeiro, Mendez de Morais, the day of the final match of the Football World Championship organized by Brazil in 1950 after the Second World War. It is a year of presidential elections and all the candidates seek to associate their image to the sports success to strengthen their campaign. The Brazilian goalkeeper Moacir Barbosa goes out to the playground as one of the most popular candidates for councilor and, as the rest of the Brazilian team, wears under his jacket a T-shirt that says BRAZIL CAMPEAO. In the other changing room the Uruguayan captain Obdulio Varela prepares himself to guide his selection towards a clash that would stay forever in the memory of football. A few months before - the same one - headed the players' general strike, this stage would be germinal of a human group that there would find in his captain a leader capable of unifying the team and leading it to the victory. Between them there is the young player Alcides Ghiggia who 78 minutes later would lead the biggest tragedy and exploit that football can tell. Maracaná is a metaphor on the manipulation of peoples across the sport and