Now available: episode 3 of “Face à leur Destin”, a series devoted to Paris Saint-Germain's young players
Coming hot on the heels of the successful launch of episode 2 of Léna Jennequin’s ground-breaking series, episode 3 is now available on Paris Saint-Germain’s YouTube channel.
Episode 3 of Face à leur Destin (“Face to Face with Destiny”), the series by talented young filmmaker Léna Jennequin, is now available to watch on Paris Saint-Germain’s YouTube channel. This latest episode explores the club’s educational programme and focuses on the values it instils in its young players and how it teaches them to be civic-minded.
Turning her camera away from the football pitch, Léna looks at the educational development of Paris Saint-Germain’s young athletes. With her ever sharp eye, she reveals how the club gets its values and unshakeable ethics across to them and instils a sense of discipline. Under the camera’s benevolent gaze, the youngsters also speak of their attachment to the club and its values and icons. Devoted to some of the side issues involved in elite athlete development, this episode highlights how important it is for the players of the future to be open to the world around them.
Face à leur Destin follows the lives of 16-year-olds Katia Imarazene and Eden Le Guilly, who play for the women’s U-19s, and Younes Idder and Adam Ayari, who are both one year their junior and form part of the club’s Pre-Youth Academy. Filmed between November 2021 and June 2022, the series comprises four 40-minute episodes and looks at key aspects in the development of young athletes, such as the risk of injury, managing frustration, discipline, nutrition, team spirit, the challenges faced by elite sportsmen and women, and future prospects.
You can watch episode 3 of the series on Paris Saint-Germain’s YouTube channel and the platform MyTF1.
ABOUT LÉNA JENNEQUIN:
Léna was born in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly sur Seine in August 2006 and grew up in the nearby town of Rocquencourt, in Les Yvelines. She made her first video at the age of eight, testing toys with her cat, Robert. Having learned to make videos on an iPad by watching tutorials, she then asked her parents to set up a YouTube channel for her so she could post them. The channel is called Léna et Robert. While continuing to post content on the channel, Léna started to take inspiration from the big screen, discovering cult films and movie classics. She began to film what inspired her, with her close friends appearing in her productions. A gifted student, she announced at the age of 12 that she wanted to be a director and defied the odds to do her work experience in the control room of French TV network TF1 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. On turning 14, Léna won a prize in a national competition called Projet Moteur and stepped up at the Cannes Film Festival to collect the Clap d’Or award from festival director Thierry Frémaux. She has not missed a Paris Saint-Germain match with her father and friends since she was a young child. In July last year, just before her 15th birthday, she put her project to Paris Saint-Germain, stating that she intended to “film young people of her age through her own eyes”.