Director: Takuji Masuda
Heir to a sugar fortune and stepson of Clark Gable, Bunker Spreckels defied family expectations by embracing surf culture.
CHASING THE WIN
Directors: Laura Sheehy & Chris Ghelfi
When American thoroughbred Kinsale King comes out of nowhere to claim the Dubai Golden Shaheen, he and his trainer become instant celebrities.
CHEER UP (pictured above)
Director: Christy Garland
It’s not easy being the coach of the Ice Queens, Finland’s worst cheerleading team.
LIGHTS OF ROME
Director: Ali Khalid
A group of young UAE footballers defy the odds on the international stage and secure a place to compete in the World Cup in Italy.
Director: Jill Campbell
Ten years after retirement from a career as a professional athlete, Kenny Anderson finds that basketball is easy, it’s life that’s hard.
ON THE MAP
Director: Dani Menkin
In 1977, Tel Aviv’s underdog Maccabi basketball team took on the Soviet Red Army team.
Director: Jessie Auritt
Naomi seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish preteen, but she happens to be the strongest girl in the world.
Director: Lara Stolman
The Jersey Hammerheads is a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum.
THIS WAS THE XFL
Director: Charlie Ebersol
Launched to fanfare in 2001, the XFL lasted only a single season, making up rules – and breaking them – as it went along.
Why You Should Attend:
This wide-ranging look at the world of athletic events – from extreme football and basketball to teenage powerlifting and swimming – will win over fans and neophytes alike.
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