Gabriel Medina documentary reveals rare and unreleased footage

January 27, 2020 | Surfing
Gabriel Medina: one of the most competitive Brazilian surfers of all time | Photo: Poullenot/WSL

"Gabriel Medina," the documentary film that highlights the surfing life and career of the Brazilian world champion, will premiere on January 31, 2020, in Globoplay.

Produced by Globo's Canal Off, the movie will unveil never seen before footage of the two-time surfing world champion.

"I started surfing when I was seven years old. As soon as I got on the surfboard, I realized I wanted to become a world champion," explains Medina.

"Since then, I spent most of my life in the water chasing my biggest goal. But it was never easy. Everybody knows the Gabriel Medina today, but only a few know what I've had to do and went through to get here."

Never-Seen-Before Footage

The team that produced "Gabriel Medina" was granted access to all the videos captured by the Brazilian's smartphone and to old VHS footage.

The documentary directed by Henrique Daniel will feature testimonials from family, friends, and stars of the sports world, including Neymar Jr, the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

Viewers can expect dramatic personal moments, and words of encouragement, and training tips from Medina's stepfather, Charlie.

According to the producers, the film will include clips that were never aired in the seven-season series "Mundo Medina" broadcast between 2013 and 2019.

Gabriel Medina will represent Brazil in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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