Athletic Club Foundation ‘Thinking Football Film Festival’ ends with the film Kaiser

The Thiking Football Film Festival is a football film festival organised by the Athletic Club Foundation that has been closed up after screening the film ‘Kaiser’ by director Louis Myles, who has participated in a cineforum afterwards together with Rob Smyth, the author of the book on which the film is based.

The documentary narrates the story of the best player in the history of football… who was not a player. The Brazilian Carlos Henrique Raposo Kaiser got to be part of the squads of some of the best teams in the country (Botafogo, Flamento, Fluminese, Vasco de Gama…), thanks to his talent off the pitch and the collusion of some crack Brazilian footballers.

The last day has begun displaying the film ‘Men in the Arena’ by director J.R. Biersmith. It tells the unforgettable story of Saadiq y Sa’ad, two Somalia National Team friends who chase their dreams against the odds.

Every year, the Thinking Football Film Festival presents between twelve and twenty films at Sala BBK in Bilbao, in which human and social stories are told through football. On the whole, the Thinking Football Film Festival programme aims to help raise key issues on understanding the global social phenomenon that football has become over the last one hundred years.

The 2019 edition has been the seventh and after each film a short discussion about it has been held with the presence of its director or one of the main characters either. A great way to exhibit utterly the global power of football and carry it to the society.