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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 97 MIN | 2014

NEXT GOAL WINS

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When the American Samoan national soccer team suffered the world’s worst defeat, losing to Australia 31-0, these tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings, and became known as “the worst team in the world.” Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team is held together by their pure love of soccer, deep faith, and American Samoan pride. Next Goal Wins delivers an intimate view of their miraculous efforts as they train for the next World Cup and a chance to redefine their international reputation.

By following the team’s eccentric new coach, Dutchman Thomas Rongen, and team members, including Jaiyah Saelua, a fa’afaine (the Samoan third gender), this documentary becomes more than a story about the ultimate underdogs. Directors Mike Brett and Steve Jamison bring us into a tightknit community whose dedication to family, spirituality, and mutual acceptance are all too uncommon today.
Film Information
Year: 2014
Length: 97 minutes
Language: English, Samoan
Country: U.K.
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Producer: Kristian Brodie, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Editor: Julian Quantrill
Executive Producer: Myles Payne, David Staniland
Composer: Roger Goula
Cast: Thomas Rongen, Jaiyah Saelua, Nicky Salapu, Tavita Taumua, Larry Mana'o
Press Contacts

Print Source
Steve Jamison
Archer's Mark
London, EC2A 3SQ
Phone: +442074265160
steve@archersmark.co.uk

Press Contact
Brigid D'Arcy
Click Communications
North Hollywood, 91601
Phone: 415 939 8779
brigid@click-comm.com

International Sales Contact
Carl Clifton
K5 International
Munich, 81543
Phone: +4989375055910
carl@k5mediagroup.com

US Sales Contact
Christine D'Souza
WME
Los Angeles, 90210
Phone: 310 285 9000
CDSouza@wmeentertainment.com

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