"WARRIORS OF LIBERTY CITY," an Official 2018 SXSW Episodic Selection, is a docuseries from Executive Producers LEBRON JAMES and MAVERICK CARTER, along with PGA® award-winning director and producer EVAN ROSENFELD, that explores Liberty City – a crime-ridden neighborhood in Miami, Fla. that is arguably the NFL’s largest, most successful football factory.
The series follows a season with the Liberty City Warriors, a youth football program founded by an unlikely mentor: hip hop pioneer LUTHER CAMPBELL, better known as "Uncle Luke." Before Liberty City native Barry Jenkins won his historic Oscar® for Moonlight, the city was best known for producing some of the biggest names in football, including Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Devonta Freeman, Antonio Brown, Duke Johnson, and Teddy Bridgewater. It's a place synonymous with poverty and gun violence, but in the face of incredible challenges and personal tragedy, the Liberty City Warriors learn to triumph both on and off the football field. Beyond football, Liberty City Warriors Optimist Club is a youth organization that sponsors sports teams, dance, cheerleading, tutoring and academic support. Life, like football, is a contact sport, and for the kids and families of Liberty City, being a Warrior holds the key to both.
Explore the complexity and genius of the NBA's all-time leading scorer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This documentary charts Kareem's legendary career, both on and off the court. Spotlighting a six-time MVP and six-time world champion, the film examines his controversial and landmark moments, his outspoken feelings about race and politics, and the evolution of the game.
Starrring: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Pat Riley, Oscar Robertson, Billy Crystal, Jerry West, Elvin Hayes, etc.
NOMINATED - 2016 PGA® award for "Outstanding Sports Program"
WINNER - 2016 Sports Emmy® "Outstanding Music Interpretation"
Composer: Gary Lionelli
NOMINATED - 2016 NAACP Image ward for "Outstanding Documentary"