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August 04, 2011

Not just a game

We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix. In this documentary, Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation magazine, takes viewers on a tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture -- showing how sports have helped both to stabilize and to disrupt the political status quo throughout history. Explores how American sports, at their worst, have reinforced repressive political ideas and institutions by glamorizing things like militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, as well as looking at a history of rebel athletes who dared to fight for social justice beyond the field of play.

Dazzling and disturbing insight to the world of professional sports. ~Mike

Released in 2010 62 minutes

Askwith Media Library 54159-D

Posted by mcmike at August 4, 2011 04:37 PM

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