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Source:  IndieWire

Documentaries are often the ideal way to dig beneath the surface of widely-publicized events, which is what has made the genre of sports documentaries so appealing:  One game, one moment, even one split-second decision can define an entire career — or an entire life.

However, some of the best sports documentaries cut against the idea that a person needs to be measured against a single choice in the heat of athletic competition.  “Losers” is a perfect example.

Featuring golfer Jean van de Velde, figure skater Surya Bonaly, and boxer Michael Bentt, among others, the new Netflix documentary series features in-depth conversations with individuals known primarily for their sports shortcomings.

Over the course of eight episodes, the series focuses on athletes whose failures stretched far beyond a single moment.  Whether they were pilloried by a particular community or made global headlines for a series of mistakes, these people carry the label of the title of the show.

“Losers” is available now on Netflix.

Read the story at IndieWire.

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