Category “Sport & Adventure”

Football’s Most Dangerous Rivalry

The rivalry between football clubs Rangers and Celtic goes past typical name calling and dives into violence, racial slurs and pure hatred. The rivalry between Glasgow's "Old Firm" sides is the most famous in world football. It's the game's flagship loathing, proof of the power of the sport to inspire profound levels of tribal loyalty and a near-Pavlovian revulsion at anything to do with a rival. We examine the situation and try to get a handle on the political, religious, and national identity clashes that have shaped the rivalry, speak to fanzine editors on both sides of the divide and...

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Dan Hardy: The Outlaw

Dan Hardy is a champion. He isn’t delusional about exactly where his talents lie: “I get paid to beat people up,” he has said at the Canadian/USA border when asked by border patrol what he does for a living. He’s not your average MMA fighter, however. He’s also known as a sweetheart. Hardy has the gift – or terrible affliction – depending on your viewpoint, to be able to commit himself fully to accomplishing a goal. Hardy’s goal is not to become President of the United States, rid the world of hunger, or even become a doctor and make his mother happy. Hardy lives to...

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Surviving Alone in Alaska

Have you ever wondered if you would survive in the wilderness, on your wits, alone? Heimo Korth did. Now, he’s the last man standing in an Alaskan wilderness. His neighbor is a polar bear. His other neighbor is a caribou. Say goodbye to civilization.Near the end of his Presidency, Jimmy Carter created the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 20 million acres that were off limits to hunters and oil seekers. Six families were allowed to stay and occupy a cabin in the wild. There is only one man still standing. Heimo...

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Outback Fight Club

Fred Brophy is a fourth generation traveling showman and heads the last surviving tent boxing troupe in the world. To many, Fred is an outback hero. He is friend, counselor and savior to the rural unemployed and destitute. He invites drifters into his troupe and employs and mentors young people to keep them off drugs. He helps out communities and donates much of his income to local causes and charities. In 2010 Fred will embark on his final boxing tour of Queensland before retiring. An 80-year iconic Australian tradition will come to an end. But Fred wants to go out with a bang. He plans to...

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EVERYTHING’S BIGGER: Adam Pacitti’s Accidental Guide to Texas

'Everything's Bigger: Adam Pacitti's Guide to Texas' is a documentary about a documentary gone wrong. Originally a follow-up to 'Pinfall: A Professional Wrestling Documentary', this was meant to be broadcast on British television as an insight into the continued wrestling career of Adam Pacitti. However, Pacitti's lack of preparation left him in Texas for a week with just a camera crew for company. Improvising, he starts filming a new documentary about The Lone Star State. 'Everything's Bigger' covers everything from competitive eating and handguns to cowboys and conspiracy theorists. More...

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La Plaza de Toros

The Bullring, The art of the Bullfight. The film explores Bullfighting as an art form within sport, it doesn't show Bullfighting as a negative, conversely an art that can be admired by all. Training, dedication, concentration. Art, death, tragedy " Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death, and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance, is left to the fighters honour." - Hemmingway Stunning images blended with gripping subjects, a true exploration into how the Spanish, and many other cultures and generations have become obsessed with the...

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Michael Jordan to the Max

Michael Jordan to the Max is an American documentary released in IMAX in 2000. The film is about the life and career of basketball player Michael Jordan, focusing mainly on him during the 1998 NBA Playoffs. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne. The film includes appearances by numerous celebrities and professional athletes including Phil Jackson, Doug Collins, Bob Costas, Bill Murray, Ken Griffey, Jr., Steve Kerr, Spike Lee, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Ahmad Rashad, and Pat...

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Pinfall

Join Adam Pacitti as he ventures into the unpredictable world of professional wrestling. With just one month to train, will he be ready to compete in a ten man, over-the-top-rope rumble match in front of a sold out crowd at Bournemouth's Pavilion...

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Hillsborough

'Hillsborough' is a powerful documentary describing the events and aftermath of the 1989 tragedy - was aired on LFC TV to mark the 20th anniversary of the day 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at a football match. Featuring contributions from the likes of Sheila Coleman, Phil Hammond, Neil Fitzmaurice, Peter Carney, Rogan Taylor, John Barnes and John Aldridge amongst others, 'Hillsborough' is essential viewing for not just Liverpool fans, but all football...

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