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beyond (b)orders: Movie about Discover Football Festival 2015

While preparing for HOME GAME – the DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival 2016, enjoy the movie about last year´s festival dealing with language barriers, actual borders, living in exile, refugees, obstacles to gender equality and gender stereotypes.

 

 

DISCOVER FOOTBALL Goes Lebanon

11695020_10153469570568270_5347638941771934246_n We successfully completed the DISCVOER FOOTBALL Festival in Berlin and are now looking forward to our next project. Together with the Lebanese Girls Football Academy (GFA) we will host the first international female football festival in the MENA region,  July 27 till August 2, 2015.

OUR GOAL: Raise awareness about women’s football in the region and to increase media exposure of women’s football in Lebanon and the neighboring countries.

OUR VISION: Greater acceptance of women’s football as a symbol for gender equality and social integration in Lebanon and other Arab countries, opportunities and more rights for girls from rural areas.

In order to celebrate the power of female football we organize an international football tournament in Beirut combined with football practice and a workshop program for young girls from different rural areas of Lebanon (North-Zgharta, South-Sour, Central North-Jounieh and Central South- Beirut). In each region, fun football games and educational courses related to football, gender equality and social development will be conducted for girls and women from the respective communities.

And in the afternoon teams from several Arab countries and of course DISCOVER FOOTBALL will compete on the pitch in order to share empowerment, solidarity and freedom.

We will simply celebrate Our Game, Our Goals!

WE PLAY till the end – WIR SPIELEN bis zum Schluß

Tropischen Temperaturen beim diesjährigen DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival hat Frauen aus der ganzen Welt nicht vom Kicken abgehalten. Für viele war es das erste mal, an einem internationalen Turnier teilnehmen zu können, neue Kontakte zu knüpfen und Zeit zum Austausch zu haben. Tropical temperatures at this year’s DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival have not stopped women from around the world from kicking the ball. For many it was the first time to participate in an international tournament, to meet new friends and having time to exchange their stories.

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What Girls Say

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Football unites! Girls between the age of 8 and 12 experienced that during the DISCOVER FOOTBALL festival as well.

“We life football” – “Girls Power” – “Same Rights for Girls”

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Committed clubs from Kreuzberg offer female football fans from neighbourhood access to the game and open spaces for exchange. Already for the third time we brought girls from different schools of Kreuzberg together. With this special football camp Seitenwechsel e.V. with the support of DISCOVER FOOTBALL accomplished some important pioneering work, as girl´s still have difficulties to access traditional sport opportunities. Continue reading

SIGNS – Learning how to communicate in football visually or verbally

For many women playing football is more than just a sport. Playing football means to claim spaces in society that are usually reserved for men. Oftentimes, to stand up for the “right to play football” goes hand in hand with the commitment to women’s rights, equality and against discrimination. In order to strengthen this commitment, during the DISCOVER FOOTBALL Festival in 2015 we have organized a manifold workshop program. Empowerment of women is not just the central subject of these workshops but also their realization guideline: By the great majority the workshops are constituted as “women-only-spaces”. This gives the players the opportunity to get to know each other and to exchange their experiences with other players as well as with Berlinbased initiatives.

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The Tournament

At this year’s festival we want to do more than just broach the issue of overcoming borders tied to social gender, ethnic or religious affiliation or ascription, and physical abilities. Above all we want to overcome concrete language and geographic barriers, and create the basis for an exchange that is physically felt.

Today our women met their new team players and learned about their background.

Tuesday the festival starts officially. The Opening Game Green Grass plays against Red Clay. The game starts June 30, 7:00 pm right after the opening ceremony.

That’s the tournament plan for the preliminary round.

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DISCOVER FOOTBALL 2015 – Arrival and First Contact

Its happening! Over 100 women from all over the world arrived in Berlin on Saturday finally. No boundaries to feel, tears of jouy, surprising reunion. It has been emotional to all of us and stirred up curiosity. What will bing this week?

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beyond (b)orders – Program and Highlights

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ENTRANCE AND BARRIER-FREE!
Unser ganzes Programm ist kostenlos und erfordert keine Anmeldung. Wir freuen uns dennoch sehr über eine Spende! Das Festivalgelände ist barrierefrei!

The programme is cost-free and open to anyone without registration. We are happy about donations! The venue is barrier-free!



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beyond (b)orders – DISCOVER FOOTBALL fourth International Women’s Football and Cultural Festival

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Grenzen im und mit Frauen*-Fußball überwinden

Fußball wird auf der ganzen Welt gespielt, er beherrscht die (Sport-)Medien in Deutschland und ist auch international so populär wie kaum eine andere Sportart. Dies trifft jedoch nur auf den Männer*-Fußball zu. Überall auf der Welt sind Fußballerinnen* damit konfrontiert, dass sie nicht selbstverständlich die gleichen Rechte und Möglichkeiten haben wie Männer* und Jungen*. Die gesellschaftlichen Ungleichheiten werden im Fußball sogar besonders deutlich. Junge Fußballerinnen* werden schlechter gefördert und müssen ihren Wunsch, Fußball zu spielen, oft gegen starke Diskriminierungen und Stereotype durchsetzen. Continue reading

beyond (b)orders – Über 100 Fußballspielerinnen aus der ganzen Welt zu Gast in Berlin

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Berlin, 23.6.2015 – DISCOVER FOOTBALL lädt zum 4. Internationalen Frauen*-Fußball-Kultur-Festival beyond (b)orders vom 30.6. bis 5.7. im Willy-Kressmann-Stadion in Berlin-Kreuzberg, mit Fußballturnier, Open-Air Kino, live Konzerten, Ausstellung, Podiumsdiskussionen und Zuschauer_innen-Turnier ein. Der Eintritt ist für alle frei.

Während in Kanada zur Frauenfußballweltmeisterschaft die letzten, entscheidenden Spiele stattfinden, treffen sich vom 30. Juni bis 5. Juli in Berlin-Kreuzberg mehr als 100 unabhängige Fußballspielerinnen und Trainerinnen aus 25 Ländern u.a. aus Argentinien, Brasilien, Burkina Faso, China, Kambodscha, Norwegen, Serbien, Tansania, Tibeterinnen aus Indien, und Südafrika, um von einander zu lernen, sich über Ländergrenzen hinweg zu vernetzen, und in einem Freundschaftsfußballturnier ihre Kräfte zu messen. Auch dabei sind Spielerinnen von Frau am Ball und Champions ohne Grenzen. Mit dem DISCOVER FOOTBALL-Frauen*-Fußball-Kultur-Festival beyond (b)orders möchte Discover Football in und mit seiner Leidenschaft Fußball soziale und politische Grenzen für Frauen in Sport und Gesellschaft überwinden. Aus diesem Grund treffen sich die Spielerinnen, Coaches und individuellen Aktivist_innen in neuen Teamkonstellationen wieder. Continue reading