Sony Pictures Networks Limited in association with ESPN will broadcast a series of sports most compelling stories – documentary films discovers themes beyond sports.
The series, to be aired from June 11, will feature four critically-acclaimed documentaries on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels on Sundays. The documentaries are the works of of ESPN Films’ Oscar, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning directors. The Topics range from political invasion into the world of football to the challenges faced by the first woman hired as assistant coach of an all-men basketball team, says a Television Post report.
There will be a story about Audrey Mestre and her attempt to deep dive 561 feet in the Atlantic Ocean and the tale of Dominque Wilkins and the harassment he suffered from his own fans. The riveting themes surrounding the real life heroes will captivate audiences who are looking for stories that speak of survival, grit and determination.
The series of documentaries aim to showcase the individual journeys of legends, in collaboration with a diverse range of prolific filmmakers. Launched in March 2008, ESPN Films has been on the forefront for documentary filmmaking, producing more than 100 documentaries on most inspiring and compelling stories in sport.