Directed by Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer
This coming-of-age documentary follows a year in the life of Jailen, Jamario, Jaquan, and Teague, four disadvantaged young men from broken families who struggle to succeed on their underdog wrestling team at a failing high school in Alabama. Using tough-love tactics, the hard-driving coach is determined not to let them fall into the same behavioral traps that he encountered. Navigating multiple obstacles including police encounters, unplanned pregnancies, and drugs, these young would-be heroes fight their way to the State Championship and the doors they hope it might open.
Directors: Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer
Producers: Lauren Belfer, Steven Klein, Seth Gordon, Suzannah Herbert, Mary Rolich
Cinematographer: Sinisa Kukic
Editor: Pablo Proenza