This month Copa90’s film of a refugee football tournament, The Liberté Cup, landed on UK broadcaster ITV’s online hub.
The Liberté Cup was an 8 team football tournament held in September 2016 at the Grande-Synthe refugee camp near Dunkirk, France. The project saw football fans from across Europe compete with inhabitants of the camp - showcasing how the beautiful game can be used as a positive uniting force and changing the way refugees are perceived by the media.
Copa90 collaborated with ITV to create a documentary of the tournament. The film gives insights into the living conditions of the camp, and tells the story of the refugees who took part in the competition, currently struggling to find a better future.
We created two films, one available worldwide on Copa90's channel, as well as a version for the ITV player which is currently exclusive in the UK. Links below:
The project has received an incredible response worldwide, including promotion from Lionel Messi to his 90 million fans on Facebook. Check out some of the media coverage on the links below: