Personal Triumphs

The origin of the contemporary term triumph is found in Latin “triumphus”. The first recorded use of the word was in the 14th century. The meaning of the term triumph is a feat of extraordinary success, victory or an accomplishment. It can be applied to various endeavors that resulted in an achievement or a goal fulfillment.

A personal triumph, as opposed to the collective or a team achievement, is a success or an accomplishment of an individual by their own merit.

When it comes to personal triumphs, it is important to point out that it is a highly individual matter. The emphasis is on the overcoming of certain issues that one might have or the level of commitment towards the realization of one`s goals. Depending on the category, these triumphs can be widely recognized and celebrated, such as the ones achieved by professional athletes and actors, while others can be on a very personal level, such as battling with an alcohol addiction or overcoming certain fears.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are focusing on the success stories of different individuals and the path that lead them to their personal triumphs.

Follow the amazing story of Chris Dean, a young philosopher and observer, in a documentary filmed by Alan Spearman. From having a near death experience at the age of two to the formal introduction to the president Barack Obama at the age of eighteen, the incredible life of this young man is a perfect example of a success story despite the countless obstacles.

Discover the difficult road to recovery of a star athlete Chad Jones after a tragic car accident that disrupted his career and nearly cost him his life. This documentary shall give you a detailed insight into the painful process of rehabilitation and the unbreakable will of this extraordinary man.

Witness the story of the persistence of the homeless people living in the subterranean tunnels in New York. Directed by Marc Singer, this documentary brings us the stories of these people and their endurance despite being rejected by the society and living in the worst conditions possible.

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Performing Arts
jim carey paint
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Jim Carey has always been an inspiration character. His humor is just out of this world. And last year, he was devastated after his former girlfriend committed suicide. Carey showed again how bi...

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fire and ice
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Imagine crossing the ancient volcanic landscape in Iceland completely untouched by human hand on foot. That is exactly what the Fire and Ice Ultra race is. Only a handful of people ever finish t...

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bradley theodore
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Bradley Theodore wanted to be an artist even as a kid. However, he did not know how to paint. As he grew older, he started painting. He started working as a freelance digital designer, and got involve...

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star wars documentary
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Star Wars is one of the most successful and popular movie franchises of all-time. Many would say that George Lucas is a movie directing genius, one that tells stories like nobody else. And he ar...

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Lord Byron
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George Gordon Byron, or commonly known as Lord Byron was one of the greatest British poets of all time. He was a key figure during the Romantic movement. Byron had it rough as a child. He was...

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david teitel
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For some people, numbers are just that, numbers. But for others, there is a deeper story hidden within the numbers. That is the case for David Teitel, a cashier working in a health store in Toro...

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simply mary
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Everyone can become a music star. As long as you follow your dream, and you make sure that you get everything you wanted from life. Simply Mary is a perfect example for that....

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jimi hendrix documentary
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Jimi Hendrix’s career in the mainstream media lasted only four years. And in those four years, he managed to become one of the most influential electric guitarists in the h...

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john lennon death
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John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980. It was a sad day for music history, and for music all around the world. When politicians are assassinated, it is one thing, ...

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the beatles sound
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There have been many documentaries about The Beatles. After all, they are widely regarded as one of the most successful bands of all time. The Beatles created music that is s...

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john mayer
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When you think of solo artists, you rarely think of John Clayton Mayer. But he is definitely one of the most influential artists of his generation. The “Someday I’ll Fly�...

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Strange
finders keepers
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What would you do if you find an amputated leg inside a grill you’ve just purchased at an auction? Would you freak out? Or would you try and find out the story behind the a...

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Political
vladimir putin bbc
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Vladimir Putin has been the de facto leader of Russia since 2000. That was when he won the first presidential term. He won another one in 2004, and ruled Russia as a president unti...

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armin van buuren dj
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Armin van Buuren is arguably one of the most famous and popular DJs in the world. The Dutch DJ has been voted number one DJ few times now. He is actually an ordinary person t...

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Philosophy
queen bohemian rhapsody
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One of the greatest songs ever written is Bohemian Rhapsody. And that is a fact. The single is now the third best-selling single of all time in the United Kingdom. Bohemian R...

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george michael
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George Michael, one of the biggest pop stars of our time lost his life at age of 53. Michael was one of the first superstars, and among the first public figures to publicly c...

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Many young people dream of playing in the NBA. For many Americans, playing in the National Basketball Association is the dream come true. But not all make it there. Every year, 6...

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Kurt Cobain
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Kurt Cobain is one of the most famous musicians of all time. Best known as the lead vocalist of Nirvana, Cobain helped the group reach the height of popularity.Cobain was wildly cr...

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nina simone interview
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Nine Simone will long be known as an iconic music singer, songwriter, and a civil rights activist. She is responsible for popularization of different music styles, including jazz...

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lock and roll
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Treaven Mitchell skates since 2002. A friend of his introduced skateboarding to Treaven, and he hasn’t stopped skating since. He loved the sport, and didn’t care about sponso...

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Mo Farah has won four gold Olympic medals, and four World Championships gold medals. He is arguably one of the best marathon runners of all times. The years and the opponents mig...

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The one inch punch uses explosive power to generate tremendous amount of impact force at extremely close distances. The one inch punch was popularized by Bruce Lee, who famou...

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Some people don’t let money stop them from achieving their dream. Gora Grand Saha is that kind of a person. He is an actor from India who wants to become famous as an actor. An...

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Sports
thierry henry
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Arguably the greatest striker in the Premier League, Thierry Henry played eight years for Arsenal and becoming the face of the franchise. Almost 10 years after his departure from...

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making of the beatles
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Raise your hand if you know that John Lennon decided to open “Please, Please Me” with the harmonica riff? A thoroughly enjoyable documentary, the Making of the Beatles ta...

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The Zerega Project
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Even if you have lived your entire life in Bronx, you probably haven’t seen it everything. Photographer Patricio Robayo manages to capture a piece of the Bronx that you pro...

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Are you waking up in the middle of the night imagining the incredible life you could be living, only, and only if you stop putting off doing the things that are important to ...

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twilight of the masters
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The end of a career is always a hard point in the life of an individual. Once you are nearing towards the end of a career you’ve put your work, life, dedication and sweat i...

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Sports
body building
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Be it muscular, or skinny, most men hate the way they look. Skinny people want to have more muscles, and muscular men think they are under scrutiny about the way they look. I...

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Political
Biography of Otto von Bismarck
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Called the Iron Chancellor, Bismarck is definitely one of the most influential people in Germany history. He dominated Prussian and German History in the 19th century, a time...

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Sports
janice and judith smith
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For years, Janice and Judith Smith were respected and successful international swimming referees. Their love for swimming and refereeing dates back to their parents, and the ...

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For people in the United States, a comic book is as common as a barber shop. But as hard as it is to imagine, not all people have the same and equal rights and benefits. That...

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Vincent Moon: How can we use computers, cameras, microphones to represent the world in an alternative way, as much as possible? How, maybe, is it possible to use the Interne...

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If I didn’t have skateboarding, I wonder where I would have been in the moments I needed the most. Would I have gone in the dark paths as my family? Or not? With these word...

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You know Bethany Hamilton as the woman who was bitten by shark, lost an arm, and then returned to professional surfing. In 2004 she published a book, an autobiography titled ...

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aldo balding
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You’ll rarely see so many men in suits in a picture as you would see in pictures by Aldo Balding. The British painter, born in 1960, is now one of the most recognized figur...

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Flamboyant, strong, determined, complex, big smile, winner, technician, self-confident, incredible and great man, all words used to describe Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The player th...

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Sports
michael jordan
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Few days ago, Michael Jordan celebrated his 53rd birthday. In the world of basketball, he is known as the greatest player that ever played the game, mostly because of his Chicago B...

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Martin Shkreli
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After increasing the price for Daraprim from $13.50 per pill to whooping $750 per pill, or for 5000%, Martin Shkreli became the poster child for capitalism and capitalistic g...

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For more than 16 years, Vladimir Putin has been the most powerful man in Russia, and the most influential. He started his rise to power in 1999, when he was selected personal...

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Social
disability hate crime
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It is normal to be scared from different things. But hat should not mean you should hate someone who looks different.Adam Paerson has been called different names in his life: ...

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janis joplin
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The female icon of 60s counter culture, came from the most conservative background. Texan by birth, she came from a hometown built around the oil industry which the locals ca...

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Science
 Raphael Mechoulam
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Raphael Mechoulam believes that marijuana is the world’s most misunderstood plant. For years, Dr. Mechoulam has been obsessed with cannabis and marijuana, studying the phar...

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Richard Byrd
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Nowadays, we know much more about the Antarctic than we knew 100 years ago. The Antarctic is a popular topic among scientists in past years, but it hasn’t always been like that...

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powerty living
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Can you imagine living every day without clean water, little food and poor shelter? There are 1.1 billion people in the world living with just one dollar per day. That is life fo...

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natural bodybuilder
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There is much more in being a bodybuilder than lifting weights. Many people wrongly think that all bodybuilders do is lift weights. Wrong!The “I am natural bodybuilder” d...

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Travel
The Journey To The Top Of Lhakpa Ri
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Blindsight is a documentary directed by Lucy Walker and produced by Sybil Robson Orr for Robson Entertainment. It premiered at 2006 Toronto International Film Festival in the cat...

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Sports
How Bruce Lee Changed the World
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The History Channel's How Bruce Lee Changed the World explores the amazing multitude of ways that Bruce Lee - the first international Asian superstar--has influenced pop culture. C...

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Sports
Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World
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‘Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World’ is a feature length documentary film tracing the life and career of Muhammad Ali through vintage footage and interviews with frien...

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Personal Triumphs
Dark Days
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Filmmaker Marc Singer brings a unique view of New York City’s homless in a very raw film. Dark Days was made by Singer spending 2 years living in the subterranean tunnels with th...

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