FRONTLINE: Football High DVD

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Item #: WB3932
Frontline: Football High - Bigger and faster, but safer? High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships, and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites. In northwest Arkansas, FRONTLINE examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. With a superstar quarterback at the helm, tiny Shiloh Christian is striving to join ... More
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Frontline: Football High - Bigger and faster, but safer?

High school football has never had a higher profile, with nationally televised games, corporate sponsorships, and minute-by-minute coverage on sports websites.

In northwest Arkansas, FRONTLINE examines one ambitious high school team working its way towards national renown. With a superstar quarterback at the helm, tiny Shiloh Christian is striving to join the ranks of the country's best high school teams - teams whose workout schedules, practices, and styles of play increasingly imitate the pros. But as high school players grow bigger, faster, and stronger, there are growing concerns about the health and safety of these young players, with rising rates of concussions and death from heat stroke.

FRONTLINE documents a tragic story of heat-stroke injuries that reveals how weak regulation has created a crucial lack of athletic trainers at most high schools. It all raises a critical question: has the amped-up culture of high school football outrun necessary protections for the boys who play the game?

Producer: Rachel Dretzin, Caitlin McNally
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Production Company: Ark Media Productions
Production Year: 2011
Copyright Year: 2011
Director: Rachel Dretzin
Narrator: Will Lyman
Writers: Rachel Dretzin
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Fish
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
held their attention
Review by Fish on 07/17/20 review stating held their attention
Whether they play football or another sport, our high school student athletes all said they could relate to this film.
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Veritas
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The New World of High School Football
Review by Veritas on 07/17/20 review stating The New World of High School Football
What does the world of high school football look like? How far will some teams go to win? How safe are the boys who play the game? Football High answers these questions by following the football program of a small private school in Arkansas in their quest to become a national football powerhouse. The players will impress you, the adults will disturb you, the research will frighten you, and the stories will bring you to tears. This is a must-see for any player, parent, coach, or fan. Great work, FRONTLINE.


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