In the wake of the 1973 military coup in Chile, American-backed dictator Augusto Pinochet transformed Santiago’s National Stadium into a concentration camp where political opponents were tortured and assassinated. Only two months later, that same stadium was scheduled to host a decisive World Cup qualifier between Chile and the Soviet Union. Despite protests, FIFA’s own investigation, and the Soviets’ eventual boycott, the Chilean team still played the game as planned, qualifying for the 1974 World Cup on a goal scored against no one.
Ezra Edelman is a multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker. His recent credits as producer and director include: Requiem for the Big East (ESPN’s 30-for-30 series, 2014), HBO’s The Curious Case of Curt Flood (2011), Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010), which received a Peabody Award, and Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush, which won an Emmy in 2007. Edelman also co-produced the documentary, Cutie and The Boxer, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2013. The Opposition is his first short film. Jeff Plunkett is an Emmy-nominated and Overseas Press Club Award-winning producer and director who has worked with MTV, ESPN, HBO, CNBC, Discovery International, Al Jazeera, and Current TV. In 2006, he screened a short about the convergence of video gaming and journalism called Playing the News at TFF.
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