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Source:  Sports Illustrated

Fox Sports’ answer to ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series kicks off today with “89 Blocks.”  The film is the first of Fox Sports new “Magnify” series of feature documentary films.

The 86-minute film chronicles the East St. Louis (Illinois) High football team during its championship-winning 2016 season. The team plays in a city with the nation’s highest per-capita murder rate and 43.5% of its 26,922 residents live below the poverty line.

The second film in the new series, “Shot In The Dark,” will air in February and will follow the Chicago-based Orr Academy’s high school basketball team as it navigates both the sport and the systemic injustice in the city.

Read the story at Sports Illustrated. 

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