Nike champions refugee athletes in docuseries exploring sport and migration

Soccer star Alphonso Davies is the subject of second episode created via We Are Pi

Published On
Oct 31, 2022

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Nike is shining a light on refugees and displaced athletes in sports in a new docuseries titled "Home: Finding Our Place Through Sport."

The series, created by Amsterdam-based We Are Pi, was created to explore the link between sport ad migration and has just dropped its second episode featuring Canadian soccer player Alphonso Davies, who plays for Bayern Munich as well as the Canada national team. In the two minute spot, Davies, the child of Liberian refugees, discusses his career, his gratitude to his parents and his pride in being part of the refugee community. "I feel like refugees are underestimated," he says. "There is a lot of talent in the refugee community."

A first, German language episode, which launched in August, featured Manu, a first-generation immigrant from Romania, and Rasha Ahmed, a second-generation immigrant from Palestine. Both are part of bunktkicktgut, a community football league in Berlin.

 

 

 

The series, which will continue with further episodes, is running across Nike's global channels, together with related social content. 

The films direct viewers to a website for Nike Give, the company's  ongoing commitment to support organizations that are using sport as a driving force for social and community based change.