Warm up for the 2018 World Cup Final with an fascinating documentary about the football tournament in 1966.
Something unexpected happened during the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The North Korea national football team, 1000-1 outsiders, shocked the world when they beat one of the tournament favorites, Italy, and became the first Asian team to ever reach the quarter finals.
Then they returned to North Korea and vanished from the spotlight. Nearly 40 years after the match, two English filmmakers ventured to Pyongyang in search of members of the North Korean team. Their award-winning documentary film The Game of Their Lives tells the story of how the underdogs managed to surprise the world and offers a rare glimpse into life in North Korea.
Hosted by That's Shanaghai's very own Ned Kelly, who met Pak Doo-ik, the scorer of the goal that knocked Italy out, while in Pyongyang with Koryo Tours, M Glam is hosting a screening of the documentary on Sunday July 15 at 4pm. Kelly will also be explaining how the film was made and give some insight on the players’ lives after the movie was made.
June 29, 2018