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WATCH: Oscar winning sports documentary 'Undefeated'

The film which follows the trials and travails of an inner city Memphis highschool team looks absolutely deserving of last night’s gong.

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NO OTHER SPORT can really stand up and be represented on celluloid the way American football can.

But you can finally put aside that well-worn DVD of Any Given Sunday and give Friday Night Lights a rest.

This is the real thing.

Undefeated is a documentary, backed by Harvey Weinstein and P Diddy, which follows a struggling, disorganised inner-city football team.

Of course, football is just a backdrop for the real story of how the teenagers involved must overcome countless obstacles on a daily basis.

Directed by Daniel Lindsay and TJ Martin the film saw off competition from an illustrious line-up which excluded the much lauded, Senna.

“You think football builds character. It does not.”

“Football reveals character.”

Can’t wait.

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