Nike has debuted a new short film titled You Can’t Stop Us to coincide with the return of NBA basketball.
The 90-second clip, narrated by two-time World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe, celebrates sport as a source of inspiration. Developed through research of more than 4,000 pieces of footage, the resulting montage underscores commonalities shared by athletes around the world. From the 4,000 action sequences researched, only 72 made the final cut. 53 athletes are featured, with 24 different sports represented.
Athletes from around the world are featured, from local high school heroes to world-class elites such as Megan Rapinoe, LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Eliud Kipchoge, Caster Semenya, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and Kylian Mbappé.
“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,” says Rapinoe. “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.”
Check out Nike’s new You Can’t Stop Us film below.