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Girls Work with Stop Motion!

On Saturday we had a very productive workshop. The girls got the opportunity to work with Synes Elischka, a film director from Austria who has previously worked with San Telmo Productions. Synes works with stop motion animation and goes around the world teaching workshops on the subject.

Stop motion is an animation technique that makes a […]

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Girls can’t play soccer because of their Moms, not Dads!

Saturday we filmed interviews during a tournament before we all went to the video workshop, where we had a practical class on make up for TV and film. During the first part of the workshop we went to a championship that the girls were participating in. While they played, we had the opportunity to interview […]

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Workshop Continues with Makeup Class

This Saturday’s workshop started with a snack of cookies provided by Sugar & Spice and then proceeded to a practical makeup class given by professional makeup artist, Mariana. She was not teaching normal makeup strategies, instead it was makeup for the big screen, teaching techniques which are used for film and TV. The class was […]

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Video Workshop Underway: Girls go to Cinema for the first time!

For many girls on the Villa 31 soccer team, “Las Aliadas” (the allies), last Saturday night was the first time they saw a movie in a movie theater. It was a great experience: they loved the movie, the romantic comedy “Igualita a mi”, and even got their photo taken with Argentine television star Soledad Silvera.

Taking […]

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The Girls Get New Uniforms

While it was a bit cold to wear the shorts, the girls of the “Aliadas de la Villa 31” (The Allies of the Villa 31 Slum) wore their new uniforms for the first time in a match. The girls won the money for the uniforms in a grant, and designed them and negotiated with a […]

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They are not alone. . .

The girls of the Villa 31 soccer team aren’t alone in their fight to play a sport they love. Last Thursday we had the opportunity to interview some of the girls on Coach Monica’s other team. These girls have been playing even longer with Monica, are older (late teens early 20s) but also live in […]

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Chechu Stuck on the Sidelines

So we went to our first soccer practice of principal photography for  the feature documentary Goals for Girls. The team has grown dramatically since we started shooting in 2008! Now the field is filled with 25 girls from 13 to 21, kicking, passing, and yes, occasionally cursing! But one girl who is dying to play […]

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