A little movie about a little team — and a big message

We LOVE this little 9-minute movie about a soccer team of 5- and 6-year-olds who have never won a game and never scored a goal, but maintain great, sportsmanlike attitudes through it all.

The movie was made by a couple of filmmakers from Barcelona, Spain, one of whom is a relative of one of the young players. They spent just one afternoon filming, and originally intended the film just as a fun document for the players’ family and friends.

It’s clear that the film is a work of love and respect for the team and its good nature, but it’s also a tribute to everyone everywhere who plays sports because they love to, and not just for racking up wins.

The film, called l’equip petit in Catalan (the little team), was a hit online, and the filmmakers have decided to put it on the film festival circuit.

According to an interview with one of the filmmakers on the soccer blog KCKRS, the film was made during the team’s second-to-last game of the year. During the last game, the player Emma actually did score a goal, on a kick-off after an indirect foul. We sure wish there was some video footage of that┬ápost-goal celebration!

6 comments for “A little movie about a little team — and a big message

  1. bennett
    March 23, 2012 at 3:28 am

    this is a great video and I will show this in my classes today at school. They will see how others work together and not fight, curse and do things for the love.

  2. Laura
    April 3, 2012 at 6:06 am

    What a wonderful little movie! I will share it with the staff at my school.

  3. Rosemarie Navarro
    April 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    We all should have the outlook of a child. Life would be much simplier.

  4. Donald Knight
    April 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

    What an uplifting little movie!

  5. Mary Ann Quinlan
    April 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

    My take-away: It’s all about the process and the practice. Successes like goals and wins is literally just a way to keep score on the attention to process and practice!

  6. Wilma Moctezuma
    April 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Es muy hermoso. Estos jovencitos nos dan la mejor leccion de perseverancia y entrega.

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