Running Time: 40min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Florida Focus
On the eastern shore of Florida sits Palm Beach, one of the wealthiest communities in America, just 40 miles west one will find one of the poorest. It’s known as ‘The Muck’. Despite poverty and violence, ‘The Muck’ has forged over 60 NFL players. This is the story of Pahokee, FL. (population 5,649), a unique place where high school football has become more than a game – it’s a way of life. By following three key members from the 2015-16 Pahokee High School football team, it explores the past, present and future of the town. From the perspectives of ex-coaches and players from that area — including NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin – it tries to understand a place where football becomes the only way out.
This film screens as a collection of the FLORIDA STORIES Shorts Program.
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Director: Rob Langevin
Producer: Adam Scigliano, Will Buikema
Executive Producer: Adam Scigliano, Kevin Lockland
Cinematographer: Will Buikema, Alex Hawley, Michael Imhoff, Rob Langevin, Adam Porter, Connor Reid, Adam Scigliano, Dada Shikako, McGraw Wolfman
Editor: Michael Imhoff