Great American Sports Stories Series

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Diamonds in the Rough - Legacy of Japanese-American Baseball
"A perfect example of what the game of baseball has meant to all Americans." -Ted Spencer, National Baseball Hall of Fame "Baseball, and an unlikely hero, sustained hope for Japanese-Americans…
Dreamfield: The Story of the "Field of Dreams"
CINE Golden Eagle Award Gold Apple Award -NEMN Awards "A luminous, heart warming piece of film making." -Ray Richmond, L.A. Daily News "A warm slice of Americana." -Milton Kent, The…

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Dreamfield: The Story of the "Field of Dreams"
CINE Golden Eagle Award Gold Apple Award -NEMN Awards "A luminous, heart warming piece of film making." -Ray Richmond, L.A. Daily News "A warm slice of Americana." -Milton Kent, The Baltimore Sun "A must-see!" -Dee Dee Myers, Author/Former White House Press Secretary "Highly Recommended. Much more than a story about…
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 and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose…
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. In Not Just a Game, the powerful documentary based on…
Cricket and Parc-Ex: A Love Story - Immigrants and Sports in a Vibrant Canadian Neighbourhood
This film takes us inside the world of cricket and the daily life of Montreal's Parc Extension - one of Canada's poorest yet most vibrant immigrant neighbourhoods. Little known in French Canada (Quebec), cricket has hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. For the immigrant cricket players in Parc-Ex, cricket is…
Climb! Colorado
Part of the Series: Colorado Adventures Series
Colorado's Rocky Mountains provide some of the best and various types of rock climbing, which is why people come from all around the world to climb Colorado. This program takes us to Eldorado Canyon State Park where we meet Jenny Herman, who is relatively new to climbing, and Adam Hufford,…
Mountaineers
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Ever imagine what the first settlers west of the Mississippi thought when they first saw the Rocky Mountains? In this program, we are introduced to real-life mountaineers who help us re-live those glory days. First we meet a mountain climber, known as "a Colorado 14er," who climbs mountains that are…
Swift Feet - The Story of Two Indigenous Runners from Mexico
The Tarahumara--one of the largest indigenous cultures in North America--live in the rugged canyons of northwestern Mexico. For them, running is not only the best way to get from one place to another, it is an important cultural tradition. They regularly compete in races that can last days and stretch…
Diamonds in the Rough - Legacy of Japanese-American Baseball
"A perfect example of what the game of baseball has meant to all Americans." -Ted Spencer, National Baseball Hall of Fame "Baseball, and an unlikely hero, sustained hope for Japanese-Americans interned in WW II." -Sports Illustrated "Highly Recommended. This is an excellent documentary video about the little-known but fascinating history…
Coach Jake - The Coach who Built An Unstoppable Team
Martin 'Coach Jake' Jacobson may be the "winningest" high school soccer coach in New York City public school history, but his greatest victories lie in helping others, and attaining what he likes to call, "the beautiful game." Jacobson has won a record 17 New York City Championships since he began…
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 "honoring" American Indians as mascots and nicknames in sports. It…
Racing the Rez - Native American Student Track Teams
In the rugged canyon lands of Northern Arizona, Navajo and Hopi cross-country runners from two rival high schools put it all on the line for tribal pride, triumph over personal adversity, and state championship glory. Win or lose, what they learn in the course of their seasons, will have a…
Sacred Stick - A History of Lacrosse and Native Americans
"Before there was light, before there was earth, the game was played." - Oren Lyons Sacred Stick examines the historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects of lacrosse. From the ancient Maya to the world famous Iroquois Nationals team, this program explores a uniquely Indigenous sport that, like Native peoples themselves, adapted…