The March of the White Elephants
Director: Craig Tanner
Cinematographer: Marcello Maffies, Newton Ribas, Mario Negrini
Language: English, Portuguese with English subtitles
While 2010 s FIFA world cup was a high point in national pride, the aftermath has left much to be desired: State of the art stadiums that were built to stage a four-week tournament will stand idle, soaking up funds needed for basic services and for health, housing and education. The filmmakers visit the sites of the last two World Cups, Souh Africa and Brazil, to get testimony from social activists who make it clear that FIFA is a modern day parasite abusing countries and exploiting their nation s passion for football.