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by Charlotte Lagarde and Lisa Denker
A portrait of Hawaiian surf legend and community activist Rell Kapolioka'ehukai Sunn, who died of breast cancer at age 47.
Independent Lens, True Stories
by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg
Explosive portrait of young men coming of age in the world of a local community gym, evoking the need for positive role models and recognizing potential in young lives.
POV, True Stories
by Charles Dye
Follow teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season.
by Miguel Grunstein and Dale Kruzic
A diverse and colorful group of adolescents with physical disabilities emerges -- luminous -- into the magic of national wheelchair basketball competition. Here they are not different.
By Chris Browne, Billy Bryan, and Alex Browne
Tracing the history of professional bowling in America from its glory days in the 1950s and 1960s to its near extinction by the late 1990s, A League of Ordinary Gentlemen follows the fate of the newly modernized Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and four pro bowlers as they compete on tour.
by Don Howard and Terri Clemens
A humorous portrait of “the West’s most southern city,” a place governed by four principles: race, religion, death, and football.
by Dan Cronin, Dave Munro, Putnam, Martha Pinson, Tom Schroeder, Paul Sullivan, Josh Blum, and Xandra Castleton
Combining humor, insight, and brevity, six short films explore love, basketball, bicycles, and what it means to be a man.
by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart
A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s own fight for survival.
by Stephen Holmes
Now that baseball is big business, The New Ball Game asks whether small towns will be able to keep minor league professional teams afloat.
by Don Howard
Forming a cinéma vérité metaphor for the American family, the rites of Texas football, cheerleading, and weddings shed light on how we pass sexual identity on to our children.