Violence-Free Stadiums: Indonesia
In October 2022, a tragedy took place at an Indonesian soccer stadium, taking the lives of 135 people. After the match, fans stormed the pitch. Security forces fired large amounts of tear gas in response. The resulting panic caused a fatal stampede. Bereaved families criticize the unnecessary escalation of the authorities, as they fight to uncover the truth behind the tragedy. Others seek to improve relations between rival supporters and transform Indonesia's often violent soccer culture.
Kanjuruhan Stadium, where tragedy struck 6 weeks before the Qatar World Cup
Scene of the violence erupting, as captured by a local cameraman
Grieving families are seeking justice
Soccer fans are trying to transform the culture of the sport