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
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
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.
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 category Real to Reel.S...
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 bigge...
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 societ...
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 p...
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 ...