A documentary about Việt Nam's first women's World Cup campaign made

June 19, 2023 - 08:04

A journey of the women's football squad to the World Cup 2023 and extraordinary effort of players will be featured in a documentary film for the first time this October.


Crew members of the Vietnam - Where are you? documentary talk at the launch ceremony in HCM City on June 16. Photo of Vietcontent

HÀ NỘI -- A documentary film about the national women's football team's journey to the 2023 World Cup will be screened to mark a milestone in Vietnamese football.

The Việt Nam Football Federation and ViewFinder, a film production company, announced the project entitled Vietnam - Where are you? on June 16 in HCM City.

It is the first documentary about the women's squad and their journey to reach the global largest football competition. The film will tell stories about how the team overcame challenges and difficulties to make their incredible achievement. It also highlights the great efforts, sacrifices and unity of each player and the team to push to reach the finals.

According to the producers "Vietnam - Where are you? was based on materials of real humans and events. The main stories were made to be close, sensitive and delicate to the mass audience instead of a reportage.

The film makers say It was important to ensure entertainment while truly portraying the players' characters. The documentary focused on players' dialogue, but it's the change of players in daily life and in the field clarify their personalities.

"They can be very strong and excellent in the field. But off the field, they are soft, cute and graceful and girly. And those individuals, together as a family, are going out into the world to conquer new heights," said director Nguyễn Thị Thắm.

The documentary, also using resources from the press and media, will be published on Việt Nam Women's Day on October 20.

It is sponsored by Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (SABECO), a long-term partner of Việt Nam's sport delegation.

Việt Nam national football team players celebrate their Cambodian SEA Games win in May. A documentary about their World Cup journey will be on screen in October. -- VNA/VNS Photo

Bennett Neo, SABECO CEO, said the documentary Vietnam - Where are you would share the inspirational journey of national female football players, showing their resilience and relentless effort to make the country's dream true.

He hoped that the untold stories of the journey to the 2023 World Cup would reach millions of fans, and above all spread the spirit and bravery of the female players.

SABECO was very proud and honoured to be the official sponsor of the project which values the amazing achievements of the women's team.

The team are currently training in Germany where they took two wins against local clubs. They will travel to Poland to have a friendly against the Polish U23 squad on June 21 and the German national team on June 24.

They will move to New Zealand on July 5 and have two weeks making familiar with the competition conditions.

The Australia-New Zealand World Cup will be from July 20 to August 20.

Việt Nam are in the same Group with defending champion USA, first runner-up the Netherlands and Portugal. VNS