discovery of blind soccer by the epic of the French staff on the Tokyo Olympics in a brand new movie “Voy Voy, les bleus du Cécifoot”.

Immersion within the coronary heart of blind soccer coaching, soccer for the blind and visually impaired, from Mérignac to Tokyo, with a sound ball and gamers indicating their actions with the phrase “Voy”.

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Blind soccer is a disabled sport practiced by visually impaired, visually impaired or blind athletes. which is strongly impressed by the principles of soccer and follows the principles of FIFA with, nevertheless, an association of those tailored to the handicap of the gamers.

VSreated in 1987 in France because of the AS Cécifoot Saint-Mandé membership, blind soccer was acknowledged as a sports activities self-discipline in 1996 by the Worldwide Federation of Sports activities for the Blind. The primary World Blind Soccer Championship befell in 1997 in Brazil. It was in 1998 that this self-discipline was formally acknowledged in France with a nationwide staff shaped that very same 12 months. And it was in 2004 that it formally turned a sport on the Paralympic Video games in Athens.

A self-discipline that has developed through the years with a French staff among the many greatest because it gained the 2022 European Championship!

The precept of the sport: performed blindfolded, it includes dribbling in full sound spatial modeling by numerous focus ways. Every participant wears a masks to be in absolute darkness besides, in fact, the guards who’re sighted. The balloon is audible to observe its actions and them gamers point out their strikes with the phrase “Seetherefore the title of the movie.

Greater than a documentary, “Voy voy, les bleus du cécifoot” is a superb sporting and human journey that takes place over 52 minutes by the preparation of the gamers of the French staff for the Tokyo Olympics.

An journey led by Fred Villeroux, among the finest blind soccer gamers on the earth. Coach of the French staff which is chosen for the Tokyo Olympics in August 2021, he trains on the Mérignac stadium in Gironde. Through the preparation, the athletes are filmed up shut, on the sphere, within the altering rooms, throughout their numerous coaching to step by step come to belief their senses.

A part of the French soccer staff, female and male, can also be licensed in Mérignac as could be seen within the report under.

This spectacular sport explores the capability of the human physique to adapt to excessive situations by creating schools ignored by most people.

Important efforts to present the utmost of oneself on the garden so as to have the ability to dribble in the dead of night at excessive velocity whereas attempting to disregard the worry of harm.

A movie punctuated with sturdy and touching moments which reveals the problem of evolving in a sport with a handicap and the tenfold dedication essential to progress and attempt to obtain the targets to win your home within the French staff, all thanks benevolent, sincere and frank recommendation from the seers who accompany them.

The cameras adopted the athletes from Mérignac to Tokyo, through Lens and Cadiz in Spain, a fragile part of saying the alternatives. The staff’s main gamers are accompanied by their Franco-Cameroonian coach, Toussaint Akpweh, who fights for the event of blind soccer.

From January 2020 till the tip of the Tokyo Video games in 2021 but additionally a number of days later, viewers are immersed in a countdown by following the day by day lifetime of the gamers of their travels, surrounded by their coach and coach who accompany them within the completely different levels earlier than the ultimate match.

We’re ambassadors of a problem: to completely set up your rightful place within the metropolis and in society.

Toussaint Akpweh


And even when the French blind soccer staff completed final within the event of those Paralympic Video games on Thursday September 2, 2021 in opposition to Thailand (3-2) and even when the frustration was learn on the faces, the battle didn’t will not be over as a result of one other problem awaits them quickly on their very own soil.

We should above all perceive the elements that can enable us to be higher in Paris. We are going to rebuild collectively for the long run Olympics. You’re full-fledged athletes.

Toussaint Akpweh


Handisport nonetheless has numerous recognition to overcome. He stays a sport nonetheless little recognized and underfunded. Many of those sporty excessive degree are nonetheless volunteers. Due to this movie, it’s the discovery of a self-discipline nonetheless little publicized and likewise, the understanding of a will of the individuals touched by a handicap to surpass themselves to reside a ardour regardless of the difficulties.

This movie intends to revive many injustices of standpoint, to return to Caesar what’s Caesar’s and to the blind their heroes. Regardless of every thing that we will already think about of its invoice, it’s not a sports activities documentary, however a society doc. It speaks of man’s capability to adapt to excessive situations by creating schools unknown to most people. At a time of the sluggish and ghostly arrival of recent, maybe, little doubt excessive, dwelling situations, this movie appears important to me.

Nicolas Kieffer

Movie Author and Director

A terrific life lesson which additionally reveals, extra usually, the place of disabled individuals in society throughout this incapacity week.

All my intention is there, to convey the general public into this world the place so many issues are doable due to collective, work and “letting go”.

“Voy Voy, blind soccer blues” : broadcast Thursday, November 17 at 22.45 on France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine and in replay for a month after its broadcast on this article and on france.television

52 min documentary

A movie written and directed by Nicolas Kiefer

Co-production: Season 5 – Emmanuelle Glémet / France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine

With the assist of Nationwide Middle for Cinema and the Shifting Picture, of the NSA (Nationwide Sports activities Company) and theAffiliation Utopia Collective Cinema.

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