Building on the success of their previous documentary series 30 for 30, ESPN will be showing six short documentaries about women in soccer during the WWC 2011.
"ESPN will present HERoics, a series of six short documentaries chronicling women’s courage, perseverance, breaking through barriers, failure and redemption, as part of its unprecedented coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011".
Palabra Futbolista is a graphic design project created by artist Arturo GV. Arturo created a series of poster style graphics of soccer icons and added quotes by each of them. As cool as these posters look, the most interesting thing about them is that the quotes some times reveal aspects of the players few people are aware of. Most notably is the case of Eric Cantona’s quote “the system must be destroyed starting with the banks”.
The context of this quote is important. It is an excerpt from an interview he did in October 8. The interview was later used as part of the campaign for the December 7, 2010 Accion Revolucionaria, a protests against the banking industry.
In the interview Cantona talks about how public demonstrations on the street are no longer the most effective way to bring about social change. He says that the banks are the pillars that support the system, and because of this a much more effective strategy would be for people to move their money out of the banks.
How cool is it to find out that your favorite soccer player has an interest and understanding of subjects outside of soccer, like social justice. Had it not been for this poster I would have never known.