Invitation to the Screening of “Ping Pong”

Ping PongTo celebrate the achievements of the European Year for Active Ageing, Ciné-ONU and the European Commission invite you to the award winning documentary, “Ping Pong” on 5 February 2013 at 18.30 at the Goethe Institute in Brussels.

About the film

Set in the cut-throat world of international table tennis, Ping Pong is a documentary that features skilled competitors, fierce rivalry and intense performances in the fight to become world champion. There are medals, tears and twitchy nerves. The action criss-crosses the globe from England to Inner Mongolia, where the world championships are held in a stadium full of supporters no less ecstatic than at an international football match. Again and again you are amazed by the mental strength – not to mention fitness – that drives its devotees. And like all great documentaries it lifts the lid on a world you never knew existed. These gladiators of the ping-pong table in their 80s and 90s put the rest of us to shame.

Runtime: 80′
Language: English
Directed by: Hugh Hartford

cinema32x32 Dblue  Watch the Trailer

The film will be followed by a Q/A, with Mr. Hugh Hartford (Director), Ms. Anne-Sophie Parent (Secretary General of AGE Platform Europe), and Mr. Ralf Jacob (Head of Active Ageing Unit – DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Integration).


There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, it is important to register by sending an email to: [email protected], with the subject field “Ping Pong” and your full name and full name of guest (if applicable).

Maximum tickets per person: 2

If you do not receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail, please contact us again.

How to get there

Goethe Institute Brussels, Rue Belliardstraat 58, 1040 Brussels

For more information, please visit the Ciné-ONU web site or join on Facebook.


Tagged under