What does it take to be 1 of 500 people to have the chance to get a spot on Team USA for the Olympics? The journey includes years of preparation from international competitions, clinics, and sacrifice.
This movie focuses on 5 athletes (who represent a diverse group of sports with an array of challenges that take place while they train), at various stages of their lives who share the dream of representing the US in Rio during the Olympics and the Paralympic games. The film showcases the wins, misses and humbling aspects that these dreams create for each individual.
Happiness, what is it and what does it mean to you? In this poetic documentary short, Karen Morey (directed, edited and shot) explores this narrative by asking a curated group of 8 people around the world that speak in their native tongue.
Throughout this mini documentary, we hear and see vivid reflective discussions and imagery of how diverse people of many walks of life can see, feel, remember, and aspire. This short is available on Vimeo.
Sarah Brown is an athlete that is focused on coming to Rio for the 2016 Olympic games, and like many, she knows that the Olympic Trials are an important benchmark to get her there. Unlike other athletes, Sarah was pregnant heading into trials. Between the birth of her child and the competition she had a little over 3 months to get back into shape.
Run Mama Run is an ESPN W weekly short looking at her training throughout her training, setbacks she had during this time, and how she trained to be ready to join her team. Make sure to check in before July 27th to binge this series while it is still available on the site.
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