Every year since 2000, in November, all cultural and educational structures are invited to promote documentary film to a wide audience. In this context, at the village hall of Pierrefitte-Nestalas, in partnership with the municipal library, Les RUBieS Argelès-Gazost and the departmental media library of the Hautes-Pyrénées, will be screened, Friday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m. “#So Vai “, a film by Capucine Boutte and Emmanuel Saunier made in 2019. Year of the Rugby World Cup, which kicked off in Japan on September 20, 2019.
The synopsis is as follows: some live in Seine-Saint-Denis, others in Paraisópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo, Brazil. Their common passion: playing rugby. When a tour in the south-west of France brings them together to play in the same jersey, language barriers break down and the confrontation with the other becomes a unique opportunity to question their identity, their culture, their roots.
Anxious to make young people aware of documentary film, the department has included in this new edition of “Mois du doc” screenings in which young people are honored. This is the case in “#So Vai” where the themes addressed are adolescence, creativity and cultural, artistic, sporting practices, living together. This 50-minute film was screened at the International Education Film Festival in 2020 and received the Young Student Jury Prize. “Our winning film is the film # Só Vai, because we found it funny, touching, intelligent and full of beautiful values” wrote Coralie Changeux, president of the Youth and Student Jury. In this documentary film, we find the values that are at the heart of rugby: solidarity, courage, ambition, open-mindedness, perseverance.