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Sports Film of the Week: We Could Be King

We’ve got a newly-minted award winner for you this week. Get the popcorn!

Image: Tribeca Films

Title: We Could Be King

Released: 2014

Director: Judd Erhlich

Plot: After state budget cuts forced two bitter Philadephia high school rivals to merge football programmes, the young athletes of Germantown High and Martin Luther King High had to find not only a way to coexist but a way to win. Inspirational stuff.

What the critics said: “Though Philly is a dismal backdrop to this Cinderella story, Erhlich turns his camera to the city that pushed these boys down and forced them to get back up, stronger than ever, reminding us what being members of a team is all about.” (Olivia Armstrong,

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Source: Deeanna Dean/YouTube

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Niall Kelly

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