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Pass It On by Jerome Thelia (New York Times) – This short video shows how a Congolese man turns scraps into a soccer ball for village children, so they can play the sport they love.
Rodesiler, L. (2015). Quick plays: Studying short sports-based documentaries. Screen Education, (79), 26.
Rodesiler, L. (2014). Teaching with and about sports-based documentary films to address core standards. English Journal, 104(1), 31–36.
Rodesiler, L. (2012). Truth under fire: The construction of an American hero in “the Tillman story.” Screen Education, (68), 102.
Rodesiler, L. (2011). More than a game: Examining sport and society with ESPN’s 30 for 30. Screen Education, (64), 72.
Rodesiler, L. (2010). The cost of winning: Bigger, stronger, faster. Screen Education, (57), 36.