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...
Amateur Armstrongs
The Lance Armstrong scandal has blown the lid on the world of sports doping. However, a larger problem is at risk of slipping by unnoticed: widespread use of performance enhancing drugs by members of the public. Government officials estimate up to 160,000 fitness fanatics may be doping in the Netherlands, risking serious health problems, which “often don’t manifest until years after use”. As the international market is swamped with products manufactured in underground labs, even some dealers are...
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. This documentary film covers the period from 1964 to 1974, giving viewers a rare glimpse of America’s greatest fighter before he became a legend. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest captures Ali in his most open moments (on the tour bus, in the changing rooms, and talking to fans and supporters), the film offers a portrait of Ali as a spectacular showman. With an array of talking heads, the film builds up a historical picture of Ali’s influence. Yet it also confirms...
Pacquiao vs. Marquez HBO 24/7
The HBO 24/7 series has given an insightful look into the camps and minds of major fighters. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the series has been Manny Pacquiao and he was again thrust into the spotlight as he prepared for his fourth and final bout with Juan Manuel...
Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance
Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance is a 2002 documentary by independent producer Susanne Cornwall Carvin. The hour-long film, narrated by British actor Jason Statham, follows the lives of three boxers as they prepare to compete in muay thai, also known as Thai boxing. One character, Sam Sheridan, is a 27-year old Harvard University graduate who has traveled to Thailand to learn the art of muay thai from Apidej Sit-Harun, a retired boxing champion. The second primary character, Gong-Prai Sorjintana,...
20 Football Transfers That Shocked the World
When it comes to drama and politics you can always count on the football industry to keep you on the edge of your seat. This goes especially for the time during transfer windows. This Documentary looks at 20 football transfers that shocked the...
Mourinho
He is the only manager to have won league titles in England, Italy and Spain. In barely a decade he has won 21 major trophies, sparked unprecedented acclaim and controversy and become a sporting phenomenon. As Jose Mourinho approaches his 50th birthday, a new documentary from ITV Sport examines the methods and the mindset, the contradictions and the complexity of the man who has rewritten the rules of engagement for the 21st century football manager. Starring the man himself, and featuring unseen archive and...
BUCN: The Story of the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates
BUCN:  The official documentary of the Pirates’ 2012 season by Greg Allison, has dropped. Enjoy. I loved it. Every painful minute of it. Part 1: looks at the start of the 2012 season includes some Spring Training and Opening Day highlights. Part 2: looks at the start of the 2012 season including a trip to Cleveland, The Gathering, highlights, and more! Part 3: looks at the start of the 2012 season including lowlights, a trip to New York, and the last game of the...
People in Motion
Cedric Dahl traveled the US west coast with 5 parkour practitioners who shared a passion for movement. This film documents the experience over 9 months. Seattle Time Lapse by Edvard Brun San Francisco Time Lapse via WTK Photography Burning Man Time Lapse courtesy of James Cole Original music by Alex Bornstein Athletes [in order of appearance] Paul Whitecotton David Agajanian Jacob Raul Seil Lonnie Tisdale Brian...