Film on Legendary North Korean Soccer Team to Be Shown April 3

Film on Legendary North Korean Soccer Team to Be Shown April 3

A special screening of the "The Game of Their Lives," a documentary about the 1966 North Korea World Cup soccer team, will take place on Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Merkert 203.

The film recounts the triumphs of the North Korean national team, who became the first-ever Asian squad to make the World Cup quarterfinals despite being regarded as heavy underdogs. More than three decades later, a pair of British filmmakers interviewed the surviving players and chronicled they lives since they had returned to their country.

Released last year, the film has been on a nine-city tour of the United States since last month, co-organized by Prof. Ramsay Liem (Psychology).

Admission to the screening at BC is free. For more information on the project, see www.thegameoftheirlives.com.

 

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