The Crash Reel is the Oscar-shortlisted documentary about the dramatic story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As the 2010 Winter Olympics approach, Kevin Pearce is considered the only snowboarder who can beat his best-friend-turned-arch-rival Shaun White, the legend of the sport. While attempting a new trick Kevin crashes, sustaining aTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI). As he begins to recover he immediately wants to get back on his snowboard, despite doctors telling him that even a tiny blow to his head will kill him.
Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker creates a tale of family, growing up and self-acceptance, which raises important questions about our culture of extremes, and reveals a remarkable family's functionality in the face of disability challenges.
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Head Games is a revealing documentary about America's concussion crisis in sports. Chris Nowinski tells his remarkable story - how a former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler fought the NFL and turned his post-concussion syndrome into a successful crusade that has made concussions one of the most important public health issues of our time. For the first time, Nowinski tells the insider story as to how concussions went from a joke to the front page and reveals how a small group of people outmaneuvered powerful entrenched interests to expose a problem that will never again be called a silent epidemic.
The documentary offers eye-opening insights and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation's leading medical experts and features professional athletes who've suffered career-ending concussions like NHL All-Star Keith Primeau and Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist Cindy Parlow Cone. Most importantly, the documentary provides parents, coaches, athletes, and administrators with a game plan for protecting their athletes from the potentially devastating and long-term effects of concussions.
THE SMARTEST TEAM™ is an hour-long documentary which shows how football programs and athletes can reduce concussion rates and their effects by playing smarter. It starts where other concussion documentaries leave off; instead of denying the problems concussions pose, it offers solutions.