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Record: Hoop Dreams


Hoop Dreams

Video Call Number: Location:
345 Biddle Law Library

Production Company

Fine Line

Year: Running Time: Format:
1994 2:52 VHS


"HOOP DREAMS is a documentary which chronicals [sic] the lives of basketball players William Gates and Arthur Agee from the summer after they leave grammar school, through their freshman year in college in the Fall of 1991. HOOP DREAMS captures the complex relationship between American sports dreams and American realities in the inner-city. HOOP DREAMS intimate portrait of William, Arthur and their families dramatizes how the lack of opportunities feeds their belief that sports is the only viable way to a better life"--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. This program follows the high school careers of William Gates and Arthur Agee over a five year period as they try to fulfill their dreams of playing in the National Basketball Association.


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