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30 for 30 Shorts: Brave in the Attempt

Our latest film, directed by Fritz Mitchell, tells the story of how one woman harnessed the privilege of a wealthy political dynasty to provide opportunities for those who had none

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series.

The oath that athletes take at the Special Olympics is “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This ethos has come to embody the movement started by the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1962 with a summer camp in her Maryland backyard. Now, the Special Olympics is made up of more than 4.5 million athletes from all parts of the globe. Fritz Mitchell’s exploration into Shriver’s mission and relentless drive shows how this world-changing social-action initiative was born. 

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