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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Cristiano Ronaldo - The Story So Far
Cristiano Ronaldo - The Story So Far

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Cristiano Ronaldo is an incredible football player reaching outrageous numbers behind his name - Real Madrid paid a record of $131 million for his services. Being so young and achieving this kind of success really changed his attitude to life. Known as a hair-styler and a successfull football player Cristianio explains his life trough his childhood and the years that he gained success trough.

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How Bruce Lee Changed the World
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. Calling Lee the biggest movie star in history is a bit of a stretch (though every shot of this hypnotically charismatic performer argues that he might have been, had he not died abruptly before the release of his fourth and most successful movie, Enter the Dragon).A wealth of interviewees, ranging from filmmakers like Jackie Chan (who was a stunt man on Lee's movies in his early career), John Woo, and Brett Ratner, comedians like Eddie Griffin and Margaret Cho, musicians like LL Cool J, RZA, and Damon Albarn, athletes like boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and bodybuilder Flex Wheeler, and more, testify to the enormous impression Lee had on them.The documentary overreaches at some points, but there's no denying that Lee brought martial arts movies to the West and redefined the image of Asian men in the public consciousness (before him, Asian men were fiends like Fu Manchu, servants, or buffoons).Lee's life history is efficiently told and some of the details are delightful--who would have guessed Lee was a champion cha-cha dancer in Hong Kong? His audition for The Green Hornet reveals a movie star just waiting to be discovered. The man himself--lithe and muscular, capable of astonishing speed and grace, radiating both intelligence and passion--makes all commentary unnecessary.

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Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World
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 friends, family, fans, journalists and a few peculiar commentators, like Scottish comedian Billy Connolly.It also includes interviews with celebrities like James earl Jones and Billy Crystal.Muhammad Ali was an extraordinarily charming and charismatic man, who was so fiercely principled that he came on the verge of trading his career because of his religious beliefs.He was active in politics too leading the Civil Rights movement, inspiring millions of people.He was truly the greatest and the most compelling athlete of his century transcending beyond just boxing. He was an icon in the truest sense of the term!

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Dark Days
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 the people that society has cast out. These people have come together to form a sort of underground community. This film, shot in black and white and without narration, reveals some of the lives of those in these ‘hidden’ communities.Winning a number of awards, this film, while a decade old, still shows how people can persist, even in the worst circumstances.

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David Beckham - A Footballers story
David Beckham - A Footballers story

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David Beckham had the chance to lead his team to win the World cup in Germany in 2006. This documentary by Tim Lovejoy for ITV1 takes the viewers up, close and personal with him and gives us a sneak peek into his world and his journey through life.Beckham, a once skinny boy from Leytonstone, grew up to rule millions of hearts and became one of the most revered names in the history of Football. He pin points specific events and incidents which shaped his career as we know today.Beckham’s practice and training sessions for the biggest challenge of his career are traced by Tim, which includes playing with Real Madrid, practicing his legendry free kicks, playing against Arsenal in the Champions League and facing the media at England football team’s press conferences.Beckham in this exclusive documentary unravels some of his plans for the future and gives a personal tour of The David Beckham Academy, a state of the art coaching facilities for honing the skills of the budding stars of tomorrow, founded in a quest to give back to the game some part of what it had given him!

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The Beauty of the Irrational
The Beauty of the Irrational

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The Beauty of the Irrational follows Ryan Sandes, a South African Ultra-Runner, as he makes his way to the Fish River Canyon to run the 5 day, 84km, Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in the fastest time possible.

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Quicksand
Quicksand

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An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.–A week prior to his passing, the filmmaker’s grandfather shared withhim his former aspirations of becoming a filmmaker. After numerous hardships, a narrow escape from the Nazis and an immigration to the US, the dream slowly, but surely, faded away. After his passing, the filmmaker uncovered an archival trove of dust-covered 8mm film that had seemingly not been viewed by anyone for at least a generation. Mesmerized, what unfolded before him was something most people, have never witnessed before: the development and utter decline of the human body and mind. Motivated by his grandfather’s unfulfilled dreams of filmmaking, he decided to piece together a film that he had already unwittingly made.

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Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory
Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory

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Mike Tyson – Beyond the Glory is a documentary feature on Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson was the most famous and successful boxer in the world. He was the youngest man ever to win a world heavyweight title at just 20 years old. The filmmaker shows that despite the talent and fame his life was not always easy.The documentary traces the life of the fighting machine Mike Tyson while at the peak of his career and the subsequent downfall and troubles in his professional and personal life.Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington in 1991. The charge saw him in prison for three years. He went bankrupt in 2003 and his career ended after he retired from competitive boxing in 2005. The retirement was announced after two consecutive knockout losses to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

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David Beckham: A Footballers Story
David Beckham: A Footballers Story

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"David Beckham had the chance to lead his team to win the World cup in Germany in 2006. This documentary by Tim Lovejoy for ITV1 takes the viewers up, close and personal with him and gives us a sneak peek into his world and his journey through life.Beckham, a once skinny boy from Leytonstone, grew up to rule millions of hearts and became one of the most revered names in the history of Football. He pin points specific events and incidents which shaped his career as we know today.Beckham’s practice and training sessions for the biggest challenge of his career are traced by Tim, which includes playing with Real Madrid, practicing his legendry free kicks, playing against Arsenal in the Champions League and facing the media at England football team’s press conferences.Beckham in this exclusive documentary unravels some of his plans for the future and gives a personal tour of The David Beckham Academy, a state of the art coaching facilities for honing the skills of the budding stars of tomorrow, founded in a quest to give back to the game some part of what it had given him!"

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Cristiano Ronaldo - The Story So Far
Cristiano Ronaldo - The Story So Far

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Cristiano Ronaldo is an incredible football player reaching outrageous numbers behind his name - Real Madrid paid a record of $131 million for his services. Being so young and achieving this kind of success really changed his attitude to life. Known as a hair-styler and a successfull football player Cristianio explains his life trough his childhood and the years that he gained success trough.

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Box Girl
Box Girl

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Started in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Box Girls Kenya is an organization that looks to improve girls living in the slums’ confidence and leadership abilities through boxing. Their goal is to give the girls strength and shape them into community leaders.This short documentary by Actuality Media follows Sonko, one of the organization’s original students, who has boxed her way to the Kenyan national team.

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As I Am
As I Am

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Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis.He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man’s landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.

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Always a Fire
Always a Fire

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ALWAYS A FIRE is a short documentary film on former New York Giant CHAD JONES—a star athlete from LSU whose promising professional career was put on hold by a tragic car accident before it even had a chance to begin.The film details Chad's incredible rehabilitation and recovery from the horrific accident that nearly cost him his life. Comprised of intimate interviews with Chad and his trainers, as well as never-before-seen footage of his long road to recovery, the film provides an unflinching view of an elite athlete facing unimaginable tragedy and refusing to submit.