Category “Sport & Adventure”

The British Wrestler

A look at the UK’s underground wrestling scene, from the community centres of Plymouth to the streets of Glasgow. A far cry from the now faded memories of terrestrial TV’s World Of Sport and even further from the glitz and glamour of the stateside WWE, Brits across the country have been escaping the banality of their everyday lives by moonlighting as pro-wrestlers in the largely unheard scene of...

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Cage Fighting In The USA

We explore the fastest growing sport in America – Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA is now a billion-dollar industry, watched by millions on national TV. But increasingly, amateurs are stepping onto the mat and drawing blood. We meet male and female cage fighters to understand why they love this sport. We also meet Savant Young, a professional fighter and lead trainer at Fight Academy MMA gym in Pasadena, CA. Finally, Mariana spends time in a church run by “The Fight Pastor,” who ministers a flock of young men who fight for Jesus. “Jesus is the ultimate fighter. He fought death, hell...

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Swansea City: The Fall and Rise

In 2013 Swansea City won their first major silverware, the League Cup. But ten years ago the club was in crisis and the team was in danger of dropping out of the football league. This is the story of how the club was rescued by its fans and taken on a journey to the Premier...

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Is Football Racist?

Following a season in which football has been rocked by allegations of racism, former Premier league defender Clarke Carlisle explores how far his profession has really progressed since the dark days of banana throwing on the terraces in this documentary. Nicknamed 'Britain's brainiest footballer', Clarke has played at all levels from the Premiership to the fourth division, and as the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association he feels he has a good grasp of the issues confronting football today. Setting out with the belief that racism has been largely eradicated from the...

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Hillsborough: How They Buried the Truth

The 1989 Hillsborough disaster was an incident that occurred during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The incident has since been blamed primarily on the police. The incident remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the world's worst football disasters. This investigation reveals how police, politicians, lawyers and judges all played a part in burying the...

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The History of Poker

The game of poker has evolved into the game we know today over a period of nearly 1,000 years and across a wide spectrum of civilizations. Some attribute the origins of the game to the Sung Dynasty of 10th century China, while others mark its beginnings with a Persian game called "As Nas" dating back to the 16th century. Throughout its history, the game has varied considerably, however the basic concepts of psychological strategy and card ranking have always featured along the course of its evolution. The version of the game that is most closely linked to its contemporary form is Poque,...

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All the President’s Torturers

Brazil is set to host both the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games and with abundant natural resources and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, one way or another Brazil is set to become a major player in the affairs of the 21st century. With an ambitious, progressive government, a population of around 193 million, now well established federal democratic structures and apparent political stability, many even see it as a global superpower in the making, perhaps even deserving of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the not too distant future. But...

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Broad Street Bullies

Broad Street Bullies the documentary, chronicles the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers from their beginnings as an expansion team in 1967, to their back to back Stanley Cup championships in 1974 and 1975, and 3 straight Finals appearances from 1974 to 1976. Thirty years later, members of those Cup teams are still revered in the city of Philadelphia and throughout the hockey world, for that matter. This film brings people back to those glorious days of the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup championships through the telling of so many of the incredible anecdotes that emanated from the...

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Slug It Out

When the passion of a small Italian baseball team is challenged daily, in a country, Italy, that has no interest or feelings toward this sport, the love and dedication this team has becomes the solution to all their problems. Documentary filmmaker Fabio Monticone, tells the story of the Sanremo Baseball Club, a rare breed in a country where soccer is the only sport with national relevance. A story that begins during World War II and takes us all the way up to today, where, despite all the financial hardships and a lack of future prospects, Sanremo Baseball not only survives, but manages to...

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