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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Religion of Sports S2:E3 – Hold Fast

Conrad Anker, one of the true icons of rock climbing, has had more than a few brushes with his own mortality. Conrad’s latest challenge comes in partnering with novice climber and cancer survivor Alex Wildman to peak El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

2018-05-25T05:37:53+00:00

Why We Fight S1:E7 – End of the Earth

In the remote, vast country of Mongolia , Bökh wrestling is king of all sports. Zac gets close to two fighters striving to rise out of anonymity and make their names on the national stage. Watch “End of the Earth” Now

2018-06-13T01:48:23+00:00

Religion of Sports S2:E1 – Here to Stay

St. Pauli is a district of Hamburg, Germany, that recently embraced over 400,000 refugees. At its heart is the soccer team FC St. Pauli, which sponsors a team of refugees, providing them a meaningful place in society and a sense of belonging.

2018-05-25T05:38:35+00:00

Why We Fight S1:E5 – Parable of the Cherry

Things get a little unconventional back in California when Zac discovers of the ancient martial art of Kali. Although designed strictly to kill – it’s been adopted by an unlikely club of fighters as a way to build one’s manhood in the heat of combat. Watch “Parable of the Cherry” Now

2018-06-13T01:47:44+00:00

Gotham Chopra chats with Hidden Remote on storytelling, sports and ‘Why We Fight’

When it comes to sports, Gotham Chopra sees every game, practice, or match as an opportunity for compelling and entertaining storytelling. It’s not about who is the best or who wins, it’s about capturing the drama within every athlete’s path. From overcoming injuries to relishing in the struggle it takes to get up and practice each and every day, it’s filming those unscripted stories that keeps Gotham inspired to create and work in film.

In a recent interview with Hidden Remote, Gotham discusses his beginnings in the world of sports, what it’s like to interview influential athletes and leaders, and his inspiration for Why We Fight, his project for the go90 network, that dives into the world of boxing and martial arts and the individual motivations of those who step into the ring.

Told from the perspective of Los Angeles-based golden gloves champ and pro-boxer Zack Wohlman as he travels the world, Why We Fight chronicles the hard road a fighter must face to achieve greatness — or simply to defeat their own demons. Executive producers Chopra and UFC woman’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey are on a mission to explore a bigger question. What pushes a fighter to dedicate body, mind and spirit to a sport that can take everything and still ask for more? The answers are as different as the people who choose this punishing path. Read Gotham’s full interview with Hidden Remote hereto learn more about the genesis of Why We Fight, or watch it here. […]

2018-06-12T01:26:38+00:00

Why We Fight S1:E4 – Shadow Self

Zac hits the Pro Wrestling circuit, and meets two radically different men – a pathologically shy giant with the body of a Greek God; and an unassuming weekend warrior who entertains huge crowds with shockingly bloody exploits. Watch “Shadow Self” Now

2018-06-13T01:47:08+00:00

Why We Fight S1:E3 – Baby Snake

In Amsterdam, Zac encounters his mirror image – a young kickboxer with world champion potential– whose self destructive streak could land him in jail before he ever makes it to the big time. Watch “Baby Snake” Now

2018-06-13T01:46:48+00:00