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MIPTV Picks 2013: Head Games

From director Steve James, this doc shines the spotlight on what it calls "the silent concussion crisis in American sports."
March 1, 2013

SCIENCE & NATURE

Partners: Produced by Head Games the Film LLC; distributed by APT Worldwide

Premiered: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2012

Length: 1 x 90 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide, all media

From director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), this doc shines the spotlight on what it calls “the silent concussion crisis in American sports.” For kids on school teams and pro athletes alike, the potential long-term effects of concussions, coupled with a “leave everything on the field” mentality prevalent in sports, make for a dangerous mix. Inspired by the book from former wrestler and football player Christopher Nowinski, Head Games brings together scientific evidence and riveting testimony from athletes, coaches and parents to push the issue to the forefront.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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