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DVD Review: Undefeated

DVD Review: Undefeated

The Oscar winning documentary Undefeated has this week been released on DVD. The story promises an inspirational journey into the world of American high school football and the doors it can open for deprived young men as seen throughout many a large community in the US. Ben Unwin explains why this film is about more than just sports. … Read entire article »

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DVD: Marshall Curry’s Racing Dreams

DVD: Marshall Curry’s Racing Dreams

If you dream of becoming a professional football player you join your local team from an early age, pretending to be the stars of the league together with your mates. The same goes for swimmers, runners and even cyclists. But what if your dream is to become a professional stock car racer, where do you start then? … Read entire article »

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Errol Morris shows real ‘Team Spirit’ for ESPN

Errol Morris shows real ‘Team Spirit’ for ESPN

Last week we showed you The Invisible Bicycle Helmet by Fredrik Gertten as a ‘best practice’ example of a short doc. This week we have another superb short for you, this time by no other than the master of the form; Errol Morris. … Read entire article »

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Top 10 Olympic docs

Top 10 Olympic docs

After film director Danny Boyle managed to wow the world with his ceremony, the Olympic Games of 2012 were officially opened. To get in the mood, or perhaps so you can have a five minute escape from the 24/7 BBC coverage, here’s our top 10 Olympic Documentaries. … Read entire article »

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CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT 千錘百煉

CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT 千錘百煉

Award-winning director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) takes us back to China in his new documentary China Heavyweight and shows us the other side of China’s sporting successes. … Read entire article »

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Review: Out of the Game

Review: Out of the Game

Tower Hamlets in London is one of the most deprived parts of the country: gang culture is commonplace, there is a lack of well paid jobs, and high rates of disease and ill health. It is also one of the boroughs hosting the upcoming Olympics. Against this backdrop three young people are refusing to conform to stereotypes. … Read entire article »

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Review: Personal Best

Review: Personal Best

There’s no avoiding a certain global sporting competition taking place in our back yards shortly, and anyone hoping to seek refuge in the cinema from the non-stop sporting coverage will be disappointed: there’s a wealth of Olympic tie-ins hitting screens over the next month … Read entire article »

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