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PBS Intl. Delivers Squad of Sports-Themed Documentaries to MipTV Ahead of Paris Olympics (EXCLUSIVE)

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Leo Barraclough International Features Editor U.S.-based global distributor PBS Intl. is bringing a squad of sports-themed documentaries to MipTV to tie in with the Olympic Games that’ll run this summer in Paris. “Olympic Dreams” travels to Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest nations, as it struggles to recover from its 11-year civil war.

It follows Sanusi Turay, a charismatic ex-Sierra Leonean Olympic sprinter, and his most talented athletes, Sarah Bona and Daddy Alie Bangura, through the trials and tribulations of training for the Games in 2004.

Their battles are not just on the track — they must also fight poverty and corruption to achieve their goals. “Olympic Dreams” was directed by Laura Ashton and Ron Orders.

It was produced by Ilona Benjamin for Urban Films and WGBH/Boston. “The Boys of ’36” follows the journey of nine working-class boys from the University of Washington, who took the rowing world by storm when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

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