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With Ameeth Sankaran (CEO, Religion of Sports), Gotham Chopra (Founder, Religion of Sports), Rachel Markus (Founder, Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival), Kati Fernandez (Dir. Content Development & Integration, ESPN+ & ESPN Films).
Wed, Nov 30 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   House of Futbol, 141 Chrystie St

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Religion of Sports invites you to join a discussion at our House of Ftbol, featuring an ensemble cast of experts in the sports & film industries. Get invaluable insights from those who work in the field about the tenets of a captivating sports documentary, & how this form of storytelling is so important in today's sports world.

This conversation will focus on the importance of giving athletes a platform to speak their truths, & the rise of athletes using the documentary format to control their own narratives.

At this event, you're also invited to explore the rest of the House of Ftbol experience, which includes works chronicling the history of the World Cup, screenings of our favorite soccer films & other creator content, as well as interactive ways to examine why the sport is worshiped with religious fervor by the masses.

Water from Liquid Death & Red Bull will be served. Those 21+ can enjoy beer from 18th Ward Brewing, Dirty Shirleys, & wine.


Panelists & Moderator:

Ameeth Sankaran - The CEO of Religion of Sports, Sankaran is an entrepreneur, operator, investor, & passionate believer in the power of storytelling. He is an Executive Producer of Tom vs. Time, Greatness Code, Stephen vs. the Game, Man in the Arena, & the Crushed podcast among others.

Gotham Chopra - Gotham Chopra is an award-winning filmmaker at the forefront of the convergence of sports, science, & spirituality. As the co-founder of The Religion of Sports, Gotham has worked with some of the most elite athletes in the world including Tom Brady (Tom v Time), Kobe Bryant (Kobe Bryant's Muse), Lebron James (Shut Up & Dribble), Stephen Curry (Stephen v The Game), Simone Biles (Simone v Herself), Alex Morgan & Usain Bolt (Greatness Code) & many more to produce content that pushes the boundaries of non-fiction cinema & brings the mythos of sports to a broad audience outside of those that simply follow the games.

Rachel Markus - The Co-Founder of the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, an annual series of soccer cultural events that bring together soccer & film enthusiasts, & Kicking + Screening Media Group, a film-distribution company dedicated solely to films about soccer. Markus is an avid fan & participant of the beautiful game, & at last count has viewed more than 950 soccer-related films.

Kati Fernandez - After honing her skills at NFL Network & Hulu, Fernandez is driving meaningful content to ESPN & ESPN+, including ESPN+ Originals, ESPN Films, 30 for 30, & Special Projects. Her team has also led the implementation of hubs like Black History Always & Fifty50 at the intersection of sports, race & culture.


6:00 PM: Doors open; Welcome to the House of Ftbol

6:30-7:30 PM: Panel Discussion & Q&A

7:30- 8:00 PM: Stay & explore the House of Ftbol

Experience more at the House of Ftbol:

Be sure to RSVP to other events at the House of Ftbol - we're hosting World Cup watch parties, leading panel discussions, screening soccer content, & producing a live interview of our podcast In The Moment with David Greene, featuring World Cup & Olympic legend Carli Lloyd.

About Religion of Sports:

Religion of Sports is an Emmy award-winning media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan & Gotham Chopra. Our work is defined by thoughtful, elevated stories that uncover why sports matter, & distill the spirituality, science & humanity that unite elite performers & people of all kinds. Believe. More at
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