In an announcement made by Grupo Globo at Rio2C, which brings together audiovisual professionals, there is Brazilian Socratesa documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Walter Sellers, began filming last year.
Over four episodes, the production features recommendations from “Doctor” Socrates’ family and friends, such as journalist Juca Kfouri, columnist St. Paul Pageand José Trajano, in addition to his main partner on the field, Walter Casagrande Jr., for Corinthians, and the ideology that made the two the most famous representatives of “Corinthian democracy” values.
Launched in Corinthians in the early 1980s, the movement went beyond the boundaries of dressing rooms and football pitches, prompting larger mobilizations such as Diretas Já, which called for the return of voting rights to the president of the republic during a government military dictatorship General João Figueiredo, the last president of the period (1964-1985).
The series tells the story of a man from Pará who grew up in Ribeirão Preto and graduated in medicine, becoming an icon and political activist with one of the biggest “fans” in Brazil. Sellers also focused on the legacy of the athlete, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 57.
Last year, the prestigious Golden Globes, promoted by the French magazine french football, created the category of Socrates and was therefore baptized to consider athletes mobilized for social issues. The first edition was introduced by one of his five brothers, Raí, who followed in his footsteps in football and democratic activism.
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