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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints: Season 1 (2021)
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We Are: The Brooklyn Saints doesn't always make logical "sense" and it sometimes likes the eager chaos around football more than football itself. But it doesn't lack for heartwarming moments and underdog sports excitement.
At just four episodes, "Saints" is rare among docu-series today in not feeling stretched out. I could imagine a longer version that spent more time with the players and coaches at home.
As much fun as it is to watch these sweet kids and their protective guardians put their all into the game, though, Brooklyn Saints is too often content to skim along the surface of the story rather than digging deeper.
While there are lots of big plays and dramatic games, the heart of this documentary is its themes of race, class, and perseverance.
Immediately, We Are: The Brooklyn Saints establishes that its stakes will be established less by touchdowns and more by intimate matters off the field.
Designed to be heartwarming and inspirational, and hits the mark on both.
Once the filmmakers let football fall to the background, we get the real-life portrait of youth that's so hard to come by these days.
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Feb 02, 2021I get the community project angle, totally, but it all seemed a bit sanitised regards the endemic problems these kids ( and adults ) have to rail against in the normal course of their lives. On the flip side of that, the coaches are putting so much pressure on the kids, that they are borderline basket cases. The case in point is "D-LO", whom the coaches deem the team is built upon, but effectively turn him into a one man show ( complete with diamond studded earrings aged nine ?! ) and he ceases to be a team player, trying to do it all himself ? Add a camera in his face, you're amplifying it 10 fold. Thereby, further increasing the mental burden on the kid ? That's were my empathy ended, as the documentary makers abandoned their duty of care for the kids, en masse. The educational ethos had become rather forgotten and pointless in the end.