Last night’s winners for Best Documentary feature "Undefeated," T. J. Martin, Dan Lindsay and Rich Middlemas brought home the Oscar for their emotional, yet uplifting film chronicling the lives of 17 young 2009 Manassas Tigers’ football players. Making T.J. Martin the first African American to win an Oscar for directing a film. Producers included, Rich Middlemas, Seth Gordon, Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper and Sean “P Diddy” Combs.
"Undefeated" is set in inner-city Memphis and focuses on a heart of a lion football coach, Bill Courtney and three of the Tiger’s main football players Chavis Daniels, Montrail "Money" Brown and O.C. Brown. Each player comes from uniquely different upbringings, but all have the same desire to win. This film takes you on a emotional rollercoaster watching the lives of these young men, cheering not only for them to win on the field but also off the field.
Running Time: 113 minutes
Photo credit: JOEL RYAN AP