Nike has just released its You Can’t Stop Us film under its campaign of the same name, documenting the commonalities between various world-class athletes and various sports.
Narrated by the U.S. national soccer team’s captain Megan Rapinoe, the hour-and-a-half-long film follows the journey of 53 different athletes spanning across 24 sports, including LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Eliud Kipchoge, Caster Semenya, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and Kylian Mbappé. Putting the piece together required research into some 4,000 action sequences, with 72 of them chosen for the final cut.
“Closed gyms and empty stadiums haven’t stopped athletes from pushing forward and using their platforms to help create change,” says Nike. “Through those actions, sport shows us what an equal playing field looks like — and reminds us that a better future is possible.”
“Players may be back on the pitch, but we are not going back to an old normal. We need to continue to reimagine this world and make it better,” Rapinoe also commented. “We have all these people in the streets, using their voices, and those voices are being heard. I ask people to be energized by this moment and not let up. I believe it’s everybody’s responsibility to advocate for change.”
Watch Nike inspirational You Can’t Stop Us film above.
Elsewhere in the world of sports, Puma has unveiled AC Milan’s 2020/21 home kit.