Television Broadcasting Tutorial 39

Hoop Dreams

This post contains masterclass interviews with the production team behind the making of probably the greatest sports documentary of all time, because it’s about far more than just sport itself. What the producers say is incredibly revealing and inspiring to young filmmakers.

Masterclass with Steve James, Producer/Director of Hoop Dreams, who talks about the making of this classic documentary film.


Another masterclass with Steve James; this time he discusses documenting content in real time in the different films he’s made during his career.


Documentary podcast Pure Non-Fiction: interview with Steve James


Q&A to mark 20th anniversary of Hoop Dreams, featuring Executive Producer Gordon Quinn and Arthur Agee, one of the subjects of the film.


Here are additional elements about Hoop Dreams that offer context to an understanding of this film’s impact on documentary-making.

This is an oral history of Hoop Dreams, recorded 20 years after its premiere.

This is a report about the film from The Guardian.



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