16th September 2021


Italian contest – Short film

Brief Synopsis:

On the summer 2018 in Milan St.Abrouse was founded, the first popular shareholding soccer team registered with FIGC composed almost exclusively of asylum seekers – most of which from Horn of Africa. The team was born from the union of two milanese third league teams the Black Panthers and the Corelli Boys, associated to refugees shelters Corelli and Caracciolo
St. Ambroeus is part of the so called popoular soccer, a new company model: self-organization on voluntary bases, popular shareholding and costs sharing. Also the distribution of tasks (accontancy, communication, storage, merchandising) involves a collective accountability


Directed by: Leonardo Pasqua,Riccardo Bartoli, Riccardo Zucchetti
Production: Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti
Producer: Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti
Editing: Leonardo Pasqua,Riccardo Bartoli, Riccardo Zucchetti
Cinematography: Leonardo Pasqua,Riccardo Bartoli, Riccardo Zucchetti
Running time: 34’
Country: Italy
Year: 2021
Contacts: Germana Bianco |

Director’s note:

When we got to know this soccer team we knew we wanted to tell their story, the project, the people and their passion. Following a team of 50 people who have neither continuity of presence nor of purposes, and during a pandemic, was very complex; going to training without knowing if it will be the last was just exhausting for the protagonists. Although the limited time available, in a historical moment in which the tensions over immigration are increasing, we deem it essential to tell a story of integration and sport in everyday life, in a large metropolitan city like Milan.