THE REF (El árbitro)

Antàrtida and Orio Produkzioak have produced this documentary, where we can see for the first time what the daily work like is for a first division referee.

Broadcasting info:
  • Channels: Canal+ and Televisió de Catalunya (TV3)
  • Format: Documentary
  • Time slot: Late night
  • Duration: 52 min.
  • Target: Adult
Technical data:
  • Direction: Justin Webster, Eriz Zapirain
  • Executive producers: Unai Ibarbia, Carles Porta
  • Editing: Guille Sanchez.
  • Image: Alberto Catenacci, Juantxo Sardón, Juan Luis Eguskiza
  • Production:  Izaro Goenaga


  This documentary shows us one of the darkest sides of football. What is the daily life like for one of the most punished groups in this sport? Through the figure of Miguel Ángel Pérez Lasa, we get to see the development of a football match from the point of view of these professionals. For the first time we’ll be able to hear the often tense conversations between the referee and the players or between the referee and his own assistants.
  The documentary  El Arbitro (The Ref) has participated in the second edition of Kicking and Screening organized in New York City.


El árbitro

El árbitro

El árbitro


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