THE CRASH REEL

KevinPreCrashKevin Pearce is a snowboard star who suffered critical injuries in 2009 while training for the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

In this superlative doc, filmmaker Lucy Walker takes us thru Pearce’s astonishing rise & crippling fall, all the while gently questioning the sponsors & fans who have turned X-Sports from joyous competition into blood lust.

Another nail in the coffin of professional sports hucksters who leave their athletes suffering from traumatic brain injuries once their days in the “gladiatorial ring” are over.

How long before we finally say: Enough! (JLH: 4.5/5)

Highly recommended by both of us. Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku.

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Top Photo: Teenage Kevin when he was "King of the Half-Pipe." Bottom Photo: Kevin's fans cheer him on after the accident, but the truth his that he will never compete again & all too soon they will find another hero to "support." Photo Credits: ???

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