COPA 71 – Inspiring film about the 1971 Women’s Soccer World Cup – Releasing to UK Cinemas on 8th March

On behalf of Dogwoof we are thrilled to announce that Rachel Ramsay and James Erskine’s inspiring documentary COPA 71 will be released in UK cinemas from 8th March.

It is August 1971. Football teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark, and Italy have gathered at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the tournament is monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on every street corner, and crowds of over 100,000 roaring fans turn this historic stadium into a cauldron of noise match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international football history. But this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are all women. And it’s likely you’ve never even heard of it. This is Copa ‘71, the unofficial Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both the governing body and domestic football associations around the world, this event had been sidelined in history. Until now.

An astonishing film that sheds light on the history of women’s sport and the injustices women were subjected to, COPA 71 will be in UK cinemas from 8th March 2024