TORONTO (May 12, 2015) – With the world converging in just three weeks for the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on CTV, TSN, and RDS, the networks today announced broadcast details for RISE, an ambitious original documentary commissioned by Bell Media that follows the journey of the Canadian women’s national team on their path to the tournament.
RISE premieres on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, and also airs Sunday, May 31 at 12 noon ET on CTV. The documentary will air with French subtitles on RDS.
RISE is directed and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart and co-produced by Robbie Hart of Montréal-based Adobe Productions International, who were granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Canadian women’s national team for a period of three years.
Told through the voices of the players and coach John Herdman, the film chronicles the team’s last-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ to their inspiring bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games a mere nine months later – a remarkable feat that captured the hearts of Canadians across the country.
RISE also captures the team’s intense preparation to take on the world this summer on home soil at the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Along the way, the film takes an up-close-and-personal look at the members of the Canadian women’s national team, focusing on their experiences both as a team and as individual athletes.
(Featured Image via Bell Media)