Keith Clinkscales is the former CEO of Revolt Media, a position for which he was chosen directly by founder Sean Combs. Since his tenure as CEO, Keith Clinkscales has founded his own multimedia company, Shadow League Digital (SLD), which focuses on sports coverage.
A part of SLD, Shadow League Films produces culturally relevant projects including documentary films covering sports, pop and urban culture, music, and stories in the news. In the sports documentary genre, there are many examples of extraordinary filmmaking. The three listed below have stood the test of time and proven to be truly great examples of the power of the medium.
1. Exploring much more than just the most famous heavyweight boxing match of all time, When We Were Kings used the backdrop of the George Foreman and Muhammad Ali bout to address the relationship of African-Americans with the African continent as a whole and how it has shaped pop culture and politics.
2. Endless Summer is the culmination of Bruce Brown’s work making surfing documentaries. The film documents two young surfers traveling around the world, and is largely credited with introducing the world to surf culture.
3. No list of top documentaries would be complete without mentioning Hoop Dreams. The 1994 doc follows two African-American teenagers as they pursue their dreams of joining the NBA. It tackles everything from race issues and social class divisions to education in America.