1. (Boston Globe) Bill Russell was arguably the greatest team sports athlete in American history. Off the court, he was a giant in the Civil Rights Movement. So why did it take so long for Boston to honor Bill Russell? This documentary was produced by Sopan Deb and Darren Durlach.

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  2. Red Cafe & Pete Rock
    "THE HEART & SOUL OF NEW YORK CITY"
    A K1X film by Kevin Couliau

    Yes, it's about that time. Rain, sleet and snow have made way for the sun, long evenings and fresh sneakers. Early may, when Europe's hardwood champions have been crowned and the NBA playoffs shift into full gear, marks the inofficial start of the real basketball season: the streetball season! That's when reputations are made, nicknames are born and every ballplayer naturally gravitates towards that "thump", "thump" sound of his or her home court. Playground basketball is where it all started. Playground basketball is where talent is honed and friendships are made. It's where neighborhoods gather and where skills and sweat are a currency. That's especially true for the mecca of basketball, New York City. Nowhere else do streetball tournaments, players and games attract a quasi-religious following. Dollars, pride and bragging rights are on the line. Believe the hype!

    The idea for a visual love letter to NY basketball was born when Red Cafe's unreleased track "Heart & Soul" established itself as an instant office-favorite at K1X headquarters in Munich (Germany) last spring. Niels Jager (K1X Go-To Guy): "The tune was on replay 24/7. And one day it hit us: let's build a statue for NYC streetball!" Red Cafe's ode to the city that never sleeps is a Pete Rock production that boasts all the makings of a hip hop classic. K1X, who has been active in the outfitting of several high profile NYC streetball tournaments for several years, was all the more surprised to find out that this beast of a tune was not yet a prime focus of Red Cafe's record label. Shake Down quickly agreed to let K1X shoot a poetic clip for the song, whose lyrics are a glowing personification of K1X's appreciation for street basketball: The Heart & Soul of New York City.

    French streetball documentarist Kevin Couliau (Asphalt Chronicles), who spent the summer of 2009 in the five boroughs hunting down supreme blacktop action, was a natural choice to capture the raw essence of NYC and its rich streetball culture. As was the Canon 5D Mark II as Couliau's weapon of choice. Art director / director / producer Thibaut de Longeville (director of the acclaimed "Just For Kicks" sneaker culture documentary) and motion graphic designer Vincent Dumond of 360 Creative in Paris added their visual expertise to the project and took care of elegant motion graphics and bona fide post production.

    The outcome of this work will celebrate its world premiere on May 1st 2010 on k1x.com. The clip features action from K1X affiliated tournaments in Harlem ("Together We Chill" and "Kingdome Classic") and the Lower East Side ("Lower Manhattan Classic") as well as a variety of other city courts and an impressive array of cameos by iconic players, opinion leading heads and a bunch of regular dudes. Bobbito Garcia, who got an early preview of the clip last winter had this to say: "It's so beautiful, man. It's snowing tonight but it made me look forward to the coming summer months again."

    World Premiere: Witness "The Heart & Soul of New York City" on May 1st 2010 on k1x.com!

    Credits:

    Concept by Papa Neal & Fu for K1X. Track by Red Cafe & Pete Rock, Cinematography, Direction & Edit by Kevin Couliau (Asphalt Chronicles), Art Direction by Thibaut de Longeville, Motion Graphic Design by Vincent Dumond and Post Production by 360 Creative (Paris) feat. Red Cafe, "Miles High", "The Franchise", "Anti-Freeze", "Special FX", "Best Kept Secret", "Headache", "Black Diamond", "The Pirate", John Starks, Bobbito “Kool Bob Love” Garcia, KRS-1, Stay High 149...

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  3. ON SALE + IN SELECT THEATERS: http://www.doinitinthepark.com.

    DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the history, culture and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport.

    In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.

    "You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up ... for life."

    DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling "next" game at their local schoolyard.

    Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC's five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film's title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America's most popular, and accessible, free recreation.

    Main film characters: Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Kenny Smith, "Pee Wee" Kirkland, "Fly" Williams, God Shammgod, Tim "Headache" Gittens, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Kenny Anderson, Jack Ryan, Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon, Niki Avery, Milani Malik, and the Park Pick-Up Players of NYC.

    Cameras : Canon 5D Mark II, 1D Mark IV
    Lenses : Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 15mm Fisheye f/2.8, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8
    Slider : Glidetrack HD Shooter

    Directed & Produced by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau
    Trailer Music by 20syl from C2C

    DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC
    A film by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau
    On Sale + In Theaters: http://www.doinitinthepark.com

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    Color Grading | John Dowdell
    Sound Mix I Mike Suarez

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  4. IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt1687263/

    International Title: THE REFEREE
    Original Title: RÄTTSKIPAREN
    Documentary Short [28'30]
    Swedish w/ English Subtitles

    - What does it take to be a world class football referee? -

    Top football referee Martin Hansson had a successful journey towards his vision in life, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Then one dark night in Paris on November 18th, 2009, all hell broke loose...

    "A very engaging dark chapter."
    Le Figaro (FR)

    "This is a gem of a documentary."
    The Guardian (UK)

    "This film is spectacularly intricate."
    USA Today (US)

    "A nail-biter with a stylish dramaturgy."
    Svenska Dagbldet (SE)

    "An excellent, entertaining and exciting movie."
    Dagens Nyheter (SE)

    "Hansson's story has meaning beyond football."
    Financial Times (UK)

    "A perceptive documentary ... a masterful portrait."
    The New York Times (US)

    Awards ...
    ° 2010 International Sport Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
    ~ Best Football Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Istanbul International Sport Film Festival in Turkey.
    ~ Best Film Award ~
    ° 2011 L'Aquila International Film Festival in Italy.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2012 Liberec International Sport Film Festival in Czech Republic.
    ~ Best Film Award ~
    ° 2012 Liberec International Sport Film Festival in Czech Republic.
    ~ Best Sport Personality Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Documentary Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Philadelphia Documentary & Fiction Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Integral Realization Award ~
    ° 2011 All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best International Short Documentary Film Award ~
    ° 2011 The Accolade Awards in San Diego, USA.
    ~ Award of Merit ~
    ° 2011 Festival du Cinema de Paris in France.
    ~ Meilleur Realisation Integrale Award ~
    ° 2011 San Francisco Short Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2010 Chicago Short Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2011 Festival du Film de Strasbourg in France.
    ~ Mention Speciale Award ~

    Nominations ...
    ° 2011 TRT International Documentary Awards in Istanbul, Turkey.
    ~ Best International Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Bermuda International Film Festival in Hamilton.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Festroia International Film Festival in Setubal, Portugal.
    ~ Man And His Environment Audience Award ~
    ° 2010 International Sport Film Festival in Palermo, Italy.
    ~ Best Editing Award ~
    ° 2010 Costa Rica International Film Festival in Montezuma.
    ~ Best Documentary Short Award ~
    ° 2011 Jaipur International Film Festival in India.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2010 EdinDocs Documentary Film Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
    ~ Best Documentary Short Award ~
    ° 2011 Cinefoot International Football Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    ~ Best Football Film Award ~
    ° 2011 Chicago Irish Film Festival in USA.
    ~ Best Documentary Award ~
    ° 2011 Sport For Peace International Sport Film & TV Festival in Matera, Italy.
    ~ Best Television Production Award ~
    ° 2011 International Festival of Sport Films in Moscow, Russia.
    ~ Best Foreign Film Award ~
    ° 2011 I've Seen Films International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.
    ~ Best Short Film Award ~
    ° 2011 International Film Festival Ireland in Tipperary.
    ~ Best European Documentary Short Award ~

    Official Selection ...
    ° 2011 Warzaw Film Festival in Poland.
    ° 2011 Ankara International Film Festival in Turkey.
    ° 2011 Sport Movies & TV Milano International Ficts Fest in Italy.
    ° 2011 Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar.
    ° 2011 Kicking & Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York City, USA.
    ° 2010 Canadian Sport Film Festival in Toronto.
    ° 2012 The Israeli International Sports Film Festival in Haifa.
    ° 2011 Nordic Lights Film Festival in Seattle in USA.
    ° 2011 11mm International Football Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
    ° 2011 Mediteran Film Festival in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia & Herzegowina.
    ° 2011 Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival in USA.
    ° 2011 Amsterdam Football Film Festival in The Netherlands.
    ° 2010 DocUtah International Documentary Film Festival in St. George, USA.
    ° 2011 International Short Film Night in Oslo in Norway.
    ° 2011 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Chagrin Falls, USA.
    ° 2011 Ljubljana International Short Film Festival in Slovenia.
    ° 2011 Reel Shorts Film Festival in Grande Prairie, Canada.
    ° 2011 Short Cuts International Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
    ° 2011 Festival de Cine de Granada in Spain.
    ° 2012 Move Film Festival in Umeå, Sweden.
    ° 2011 Short Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA.
    ° 2011 International Festival of Sports Movies in Saransk, Russia.
    ° 2011 Napoli Short Film Festival in Italy.

    Selection Committee Favourite ...
    ° 2011 Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan.

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  5. On a beautiful day in Chicago as I walked through the park, this insane fog rolled in! A soccer game started on one of the fields I was walking by. I photographed and took video of this experience. Later on after talking the video, I learned that the team was the Ghana World Cup Team! Amazing and random all at the same time .

    Song : Claire de Lune

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