My Name is Ada Hegerberg tells the story of one of the most courageous athletes in the world today. During the height of her career, at the same time she was named best player in the world, Hegerberg made the remarkable decision to step away from the Norwegian national team due to the unequal treatment of the men and women’s teams. This resulted in Hegerberg missing the 2019 Women’s World Cup, one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. The decision not only cost Hegerberg the opportunity to play on the international stage and receive the accompanied lucrative endorsements, but she has withstood relentless criticism from people all over the world.
For the first time in this film, Hegerberg explains her reasoning for making the extraordinary decision and how the resulting aftermath has impacted her life and her family’s lives.