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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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 when Germany became...

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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 two identical twins ...

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comic king of guatemala
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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 being said, until 2...

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Travel
vincent moon
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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 Internet to create a new f...

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Sports
skateboarding
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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 words, Nick Paulson star...

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bethany hamilton
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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 “Soul Surfer: A Tr...

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Personal Triumphs
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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Personal Triumphs
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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Personal Triumphs
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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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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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 an...

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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 ...

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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 g...

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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 worl...

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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,...

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