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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Athletes with incredible stories share strength and hope.

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Stories of oppression and survival serve a purpose in this well-documented series. Inspiration -- an elusive and overused word -- finds fresh meaning thanks to the narratives in Strive. While watching a race between runners from different countries might excite viewers enough to rattle a bowl of popcorn, knowing the stories of individuals who've endured incredible political and personal hardship will have viewers standing up and cheering when they show their stuff on the world stage. In short, this series helps audiences engage with their hearts, inspiring a compassion for the human condition and the sacrifices are made by people across the globe.

Kids will appreciate seeing the every-day qualities of these elite athletes-- the Yemeni skateboarder doesn't have rad gear or even the right clothes. He skates in shorts and a button-down shirt; but his passion is contagious. Parents will appreciate the geo-political lessons that will deepen their understanding of the struggles that others might endure to reach their goals. Timely and evocative viewing for a world in flux.

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