Monthly Archives: October 2014

Great new soccer documentary: “This Is Not A Ball”

by Mike Carter

Juan Rendon never really liked soccer.

Sure, he played the game and followed the professional leagues a bit when he was growing up in Colombia in the 1980s and early ’90s. But he thought soccer was boring. And he came to believe it was corrupt as well, in an era when drug cartels and soccer clubs often had close ties.

Then Rendon made a film:This Is Not a Ball (available on Netflix), exploring what the soccer ball means to people around the world. The documentary changed the way he saw the sport. Check out the trailer below.