Personal Triumphs

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

A personal triumph, as opposed to the collective or a teamachievement, is a success or an accomplishment of an individual by their ownmerit.

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

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

Follow the amazing story of Chris Dean, a young philosopherand observer, in a documentary filmed by Alan Spearman. From having a neardeath experience at the age of two to the formal introduction to the presidentBarack Obama at the age of eighteen, the incredible life of this young man is aperfect example of a success story despite the countless obstacles.

Discover the difficult road to recovery of a star athleteChad Jones after a tragic car accident that disrupted his career and nearlycost him his life. This documentary shall give you a detailed insight into thepainful process of rehabilitation and the unbreakable will of thisextraordinary man.

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

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Jiro Ono: The Art Of Sushi
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi is an American documentary film on an 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono. Directed by David Gelb, the film focuses on Jiro’s life and efforts to perfect his art of sushi, as well...

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Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy
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Extensively considered a brand that rouses enthusiasm andcharacterizes cool consumerism, Apple has turned into one of the greatest companies on the planet, energized by amusement changing items that...

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The Journey To The Top Of Lhakpa Ri
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Blindsight is a documentary directed by Lucy Walker and producedby Sybil Robson Orr for Robson Entertainment. It premiered at 2006 Toronto InternationalFilm Festival in the category Real to Reel.S...

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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 bigge...

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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 friends, family, fans, jo...

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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 societ...

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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 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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