The film documents the journey of ex-soccer stars Luke Boughen (who played at Notre Dame) and Gwendolyn Oxenham as they travel the world in search of pickup soccer games. As described on the movie’s website, the Brazilian word Pelada literally means “naked” — the game stripped down to the basics: two teams, two goals, a ball, and a place to play.
Pelada did not disappoint. I was in awe as the pair described how the game of soccer is so integral to the lives of millions around the world. I highly recommend seeing it if you have the chance, or buy the DVD!
Edit: Looks like the DVD will be available on Netflix soon.