Léna, 15, filmed four youngsters from PSG for eight months

It is the club of 5, new version. Five teenagers aged 14, 15 and 16 linked their travels and dreams through a camera and a four-chapter documentary called “Facing your destiny”

, directed by Léna Jennequin, a 15-year-old girl with a passion for cinema. Léna, a brilliant student at the Lycée Hoche de Versailles, who grew up in Rocquencourt, in the Yvelines, received a “Motor!” Gold award at the Cannes Film Festival in July 2021 for her work on graffiti 7nuit. At the beginning of the 2021-22 season, this cinephile, also a fan of football and PSG, contacted the club and Jean-Martial Ribes, its former communications director, to propose a documentary project on PSG football apprentices, with the aim of“filming young people his age with his own eyes”


Seduced by Léna’s approach and the nature of her film, PSG decided to open the doors of her women’s training center and men’s pre-training center, where she was able to follow Katia Imarazene and Eden Le Guilly. throughout the season (16). ) from the women’s under-19 section, and Younes Idder and Adam Ayari (14), two boys from the pre-training center.

“He could film what he wanted, for editing he could also do what he wanted”

Valérie, the pond of Léna Jennequin Due to“50 days of filming for 8 months”

Léna captured the daily life of these four talents, their morning awakenings, their training sessions, the matches, without forgetting their school career and their family moments.“Immediately the Léna project won us over confirms Anthony Baca, deputy director of Digital.He seduced us with his motivation, his determination but also his precise knowledge of cinema. Although these are things we rarely accept, here we have said yes. »“PSG gave Léna carte blanche. She was able to film what she wanted, also for editing she was able to do what she wanted”

trusts Valerie, his mother. The strength of the young principal is that she was able to very quickly establish a bond of trust with her “actors” but also with all the staff (school principal, coaches, coaches, flaws) who oversees them.“She knew how to be forgotten river Katia Imarazene.

Despite being able to easily communicate with us, as we are the same age. »

The players of the professional group will appear“It was really the goal, to be a young man who follows our young people to create a climate conducive to their expression”

, explains Jean-Martial Ribes. PSG only chose the four players who were filmed, opting for very different profiles such as the two boys, Younes and Adam. The first is as lush as the second seems shy, over the pictures.

In the first chapter we were able to discover, Katia, Eden, Younes and Adam, their environment at PSG, their educators. The next three will air during the summer and will address the following topics in turn: injury risk, frustration management, discipline, nutrition, team spirit, challenges for an athlete high-level and future prospects. In the last episode, Léna promises “surprises” with the appearance of the players of the professional group.

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