Raised in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego Maradona became the football player every team wanted. Defying any logic, in 1984 he chose Naples, of all places. In return, Naples worshipped him, and wrote an epic tale of collective social redemption with its best player ever. Meanwhile, during a World Cup game, Maradona scored two of the most famous goals in the history of football and became a national symbol for Argentinians, the avenger of a lost war.
In this panel, a British Oscar-winning filmmaker and an Italian writer raised in Naples will discuss Maradona’s controversial legacy, and its social and cultural dimensions.
This event will be in English.
Running time: 80 minutes.