Hoop Dreams

 
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Hoop Dreams

Moral: Balance, competition, confidence, Courage, Curiosity, dedication, Effort, faith, hard work, hope, passion, success

Duration: 2h 55m

Language: English


What’s in it for you and your child?

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.


Why you and your child should watch the movies?

Sports movies can be inspiring and uplifting which teaches some of life’s most important lessons. It generates immense energy and power and forms positives attitudes which are very necessary for real life. A good sports film is not only about losing or winning on the field, but it also speaks about the deep meaning associated with the sports itself. Sports films appreciate the struggle of the participants by showcasing losers as temporary pain to achieve greater rewards in the future. Sports films understand human emotions which results in a positive attitude in the way we think and live in society. The characters that depict the issues in the sports films transcend the human realities of racism, gender, policies that are very prominent in this fast-moving societies of today.




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