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The Power of the Game synopsis

This ambitious documentary looks at the 2006 World Cup and the lives of people who have so much invested in the global soccer tournament. Director Michael Apted profiles a pioneering female Iranian reporter as she gets ready to cover the event, and he contrasts the degree of enthusiasm among fans in working-class African and South American communities with the relative indifference in the United States. The film also depicts South Africa's preparations to host the World Cup in 2010.

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