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The Red Star, much more than football

Thinking, Letras and Ftbol honor the humble Parisian club and the Brazilian Socrates with two documentaries "SI Barcelona is more than a club, Red


Thinking, Letras and Ftbol honor the humble Parisian club and the Brazilian Socrates with two documentaries

“SI Barcelona is more than a club, Red is more than football “. It is the mantra that the fans of the Parisian club repeat Sunday after Sunday. Eleven kilometers northwest of the Parque de los Príncipes, where the petrodollar adorned PSG to make it worthy of Champions, andhe humble team from the Saint-Ouen commune jumps into their muddy field with the aim that the inherence between football and Paris continues to throb. Without Messi, nor Neymar, nor Mbappé, the Red Star strips of modesty and pride. Because the verdiblanco club will not have titles –only five powdered French Cups shine in his record –, nor great rivals – currently militates in the third French category -; but it has history. And that is something that money cannot buy. Therefore, the Red Star is one of the protagonists of the fourth day of Thinking, Literature and Football. In fact, the documentary We are the Red Star will close a trip which will begin this afternoon (7:00 pm) with Letter to Socrates, a short film in which director Pedro Asbeg will pay tribute to the former Brazilian footballer.

And it is that with PSG in the hands of Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and with Paris FC, who plays in Ligue 2, led by the Kingdom of Bahrain; the Red Star wants to maintain the Parisian identity. The pedigree of football in the French capital. So, since it was founded in 1897, the verdiblanco team has only had that objective. In fact, his birth was for the purpose of promote the practice of this sport among all social classess, right at a moment in history where the ball could only be hit in stadiums by elites. More than a century passed from that, but his doctrine remains the same. belongs to everyone and for everyone. For this reason, located in one of the neighborhoods with the highest proportion of immigrants in the country, the Red Star prides itself on its inclusive and multicultural character. In the same way, with a clear anti-fascist ideology and always leaning to the left, the Verdiblanca fans are singled out for giving more importance to what happens off the field. The scoreboard matters to them, of course; but it is more relevant to them to use the soccer speaker to demand equity, tolerance and integration.

We are the Red Star perfectly sums up the idiosyncrasy of the Parisian club. That particular nature that has made him great in history despite the results on the pitch. Directed by Christian Paureihe and Monica Regàs, the film not only narrates how football is experienced from the Stade Bauer stands, but also takes a 52-minute tour of the social actions sponsored by this legendary club.

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