Reds: the story of a revolution.
A century ago women were the rising stars of European football. Featured in newsreels, newspapers and magazines their matches drew big crowds. Then the British, French, German, Italian and Soviet Football Authorities banned female teams, excluding them from the sport for decades. Today football commands more followers than any religion. A multibillion-dollar industry it is also the premiere global spectacle of our age. In this field of giants a small semi-professional club has mounted a challenge to the soccer establishment: last year community-owned Lewes Football Club became the first on the planet to pay their women players the same as their men. Newly promoted to the Women’s Super League, Lewes FC women will be playing against some of the biggest names in football. Reds follows the fortunes of the team through the highs and lows of the 2018/19 season and charts their battle to reclaim a place for women in Life’s beautiful game.
Reds is a feature documentary for cinema. Filming started in May 2018 and finishes in July 2019.