On the Shoulders of Giants

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Released 2011

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On the Shoulders of Giants

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2011
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On the Shoulders of Giants is a documentary film written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse and pays tribute to the segregated basketball team, the Harlem Renaissance basketball squad from the 1930s. This film is a great tribute to a sports team that was the first black world championship team in basketball and the first African-American basketball team ever inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979. Director Deborah Morales conducts interviews with cultural greats such as: Samuel Jackson, Spike Lee, Maya Angelou, and Wyntin Marsalas. Morales also features interviews from basketball stars such as Charles Barkley and Grant Hill, as well as from former fans as well as family members of the Harlem team. The rens, as they were known, have been almost forgotten over time and eclipsed by the Harlem Globetrotters. This is a great film that pays tribute to a great basketball team from an era long past.
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