Rakuten TV to Release LGBTQ+ Sports Doc


Rakuten TV is soon to debut its original production We All Play, a documentary film on the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in sports.

We All Play will premiere on Rakuten TV on July 18, just ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. Directed by Spanish director Pablo de la Chica (Aunque es de noche) and produced by Atlantika Films, Lacoproductora and Diario AS with the participation of RTVE, the title features pioneering sports stars such as Campbell Johnstone, Lola Gallardo, Javier Raya and more.

“We are very proud to release We All Play,” said Daniel Gilgado, head of originals for Rakuten TV. “At Rakuten TV we are committed to making our originals branded entertainment content, which is able to spread our company values of empowerment, innovation and diversity. This documentary is an excellent example of how a film can promote a change, and it is a further milestone in our editorial line after the release of inspiring stories of diversity in highly stereotyped fields, such as women in football or motorcycle racing.”

“People are what they are behind their sex, gender, sexual orientation or any diversity, and accepting and fostering diversity and inclusion is key to letting them flourish, to leave no one excluded and to live in a fair and sustainable society,” said Fabiana Cumia, PR and ESG director for Rakuten TV. “In order to overcome the biases and stigmas that separate us from this goal, we also need to create diverse models: to this end, films have a crucial responsibility in the content they convey. At Rakuten TV, we are doing our small part to make the entertainment industry more inclusive. The content we produce and distribute inspires over 150 million households across Europe. This is why we are committed to promoting storytelling which reflects the society in its complexity and increasingly put our spotlight on DEI and social impact to inspire a positive and sustainable change.”