Movies and Television Programs for coaches, athletes and those who wants to share Sports and Spirituality with their team, classroom, parish, community and more!
Movie Guide: When the Game Stands Tall
This movie is a compelling story whereby coaches and athletes can reflect upon and discuss their own “why” and what participating on a team asks of us / what it can give.
Themes include: commitment, friendship, brotherhood, perspective, the strife for excellence and transformation.
Television Guide: Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 4: Carol of the Bells
Looking for a fun way to gather coaches, even family and friends. Your guests need not wear their favorite soccer jersey nor do they need to have seen prior episodes. This one can stand alone. NB: Ted Lasso, the show, has some adult language and content; it is not appropriate for children of a certain age.
Themes include: positivity, friendship, community and solidarity
Short Film Guide: Jerusalem in Between, 2018
Thanks to the Jewish Film Institute (JFI) this short film is available for all! Given the continued death, destruction and violence in Jerusalem, the concluding message from one of the boxers is hard to believe. He says "I know there is going to be peace, eventually, but it's going to be hard." And yet, we must have hope and work for peace. Jerusalem in Between is their story: Two boxers, one Israeli, the other hailing from Palestine, come together in sweat and blood to face off and discover their similarities.
Each man comes to boxing for different reasons—one because he wants to, the other because he has to. They discover "it is everything," including the bedrock of their friendship. Where they train—the Jerusalem Boxing Club—is the only boxing club for Jews and Arabs. Before they knew one another, neither Nour nor Arthur knew the religious identity of the other.
Themes include: religious identity, friendship, spirituality, community and solidarity
Please note: there is some vulgar language that is not appropriate for some.