The Disney+ series dedicated to the Australian women’s national team

The nickname of the Australian women’s national football team is ‘Matildas’, a term referring to the bush ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’, composed by poet Banjo Paterson in 1895. This unofficial anthem is also the title of the Disney+ production dedicated to the Australian women’s footballers’ journey to the 2023 World Cup, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

Global superstars like Sam Kerr, Ellie Carpenter and Mary Fowler are followed day after day and match after match. Between goals, disappointments and private moments, their intimate testimonies convey their desire to revolutionise an entire sport and nation, to change the lives of millions of young female footballers and to deal with the pressures of an unprecedented moment in history.

Because the ‘Matildas’ represent greatness not only from a sporting point of view, but also in terms of human and women’s rights leadership. The hyper positivity of Swedish coach Tony Gustavsson and the images from the field are in fact interludes between deep reflections and analysis on the relationship between women and sports and the desire to progress towards a better future for every female athlete.

For this reason, “Matildas – The World at Our Feet” enters our Watchlist as an essential production that can introduce us to the upcoming World Cup.

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Text by: Gianmarco Pacione