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In Whose Honor? - American Indian Mascots in Sports
The Cleveland Indians. Washington Redskins. Atlanta Braves. What's wrong with American Indian sports mascots? This moving, award-winning film is the first of its kind to address that subject. In Whose Honor? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of…
Race, Power and American Sports
Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race…
Hoop Dreams
Two ordinary inner-city Chicago kids dare to reach for the impossible--professional basketball glory--in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams, by Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, follows young Arthur Agee and…
Not Just a Game - Power, Politics & American Sports
We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix, that games are just games and athletes should just "shut up and play", but according to Nation magazine sports editor, Dave Zirin, this notion is just flat-out wrong.…
League of Denial - The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Part of the Series: Frontline
PBS
The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries. In a special…
Training Rules - No Drugs, No Drinking, No Lesbians
Rene Portland had three training rules during her 26 years coaching basketball at Pennsylvania State University - no drinking, no drugs and no lesbians. Training Rules, examines how a wealthy athletic department, enabled by the silence of a complacent university,…
Top Spin - The World of Competitive Ping Pong
Inside a cramped gym tucked behind a California strip mall, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive table…
Aging in America: The Years Ahead - A Groundbreaking Look at What it Means to Grow Older
A highly charged journey across the landscape of aging. This film travels from coast to coast exploring the unprecedented highs and the prolonged lows of growing old. From burlesque dancers in their seventies to geriatric prison wards, this film takes…
Last Woman Standing - Two Friends Fight for a Chance at an Olympic Medal
This documentary follows Ariane Fortin and Mary Spencer, two world champion Canadian boxers and former friends, who must fight each other for a chance to win gold at the 2012 Olympics.
Rio Breaks - Youth Surfing in Brazil
Set against the volatile and dangerous world of the favelas, RIO BREAKS tells the story of two surf-obsessed friends, 13-year-old Fabio and 12-year-old Naama. The pair live in Rio de Janeiro's Favela do Pavao, which is controlled by one of…
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
An enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts…
Muhammad Ali
Part of the Series: In Their Own Words
PBS
He changed boxing almost as much as he changed the world. Follow Muhammad Ali's rise from Columbia Gym in Louisville, Kentucky to international fame, as he transcended his great athletic achievements to become one of the most influential Americans of…
The Ground We Won - Manhood, Friendship & Rugby
A verite documentary study of manhood as observed through the rites and rituals of a rural New Zealand rugby club. With great bawdiness and camaraderie, an eclectic rugby team of farmers strive to redeem themselves from a long run of…
The Yoga Gurus
If you had the chance to meet some of the world's most enlightened yoga masters, what would you want to know? What would you ask them? The Yoga Gurus is your chance to hear from them! Filmed on location in…
The Jackie Robinson Story
The Jackie Robinson Story stars the baseball legend himself in a biographical drama about the player and man who integrated major league ball. The story begins with Jackie early years, profiling the successful young athlete who excelled in a variety…
Unverified - The Untold Story Behind the UNC Athletics Scandal
After a college writing tutor's colleagues are falsely accused in a university athletics scandal, he becomes determined to set the record straight. Along the way, he realizes he's up against more than he anticipated.
The Truth About Exercise
Part of the Series: Horizon
BBC
The search for a healthy life Whether you're running, swimming, cycling, or hula hooping, we have always been told that doing regular exercise will improve our bodies and is one of the keys to a healthy and happy life. Our…
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Biking
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes documents mountain bike history during the late 1960s and 1970s in Northern California. The film examines the relationships of the San Francisco Bay Area hippies, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs who are directly responsible for…
Power to the Pedals - Bike Culture
This documentary portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a young woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday Jane goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering practical economic solutions,…
The Empty Mind - Martial Arts and Mental Connection
This is our classic signature documentary. Over two years in the making, this is an epic account of today's greatest martial arts teachers and the mind connection that exists between them regardless of their very diverse styles. Here is what…