“Everywhere you go, everyone you meet, the World Cup is the dream.” - Bob Bradley
WE THE PHARAOHS follows American coach Bob Bradley as he attempts to guide Egypt’s beloved national soccer team to its first World Cup since 1990. It’s a story about soccer, of course, but it’s more than that. Nowhere in the world is the sport as tangled in politics as in Egypt. Cairo’s hardcore soccer fans played a leading role in the revolution — and 74 of those fans then paid with their lives in a stadium massacre that most believe was orchestrated by remnants of the old regime. With the scars still fresh and the future still uncertain, World Cup qualification would mean more than just sporting glory. It would provide a powerful symbol of healing and hope for the new Egypt.
Filmmaker Jeffrey Plunkett is an Emmy-nominated and Overseas Press Club Award-winning producer and director. He was also a freshman midfielder on Bob Bradley’s Princeton University team that reached the NCAA Final Four in 1993.