Price: $350.00

    Code: 2506

    Directed by Amy Mathieson
    2013, 66 minutes
    Purchase: $350 | Classroom rental: $125

    From the producers of the Academy Award winning documentary Inocente, 1 Way Up tells the inspirational story of two teenage boys, Tre and Quillan, who are hoping to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have—a bike.

    Tre and Quillan are committed to making the BMX World Championships. Defying media stereotypes of themselves and their neighborhood, they put everything they have into reaching this goal. The documentary follows them on their path - from early preparations, to victories and defeats on the race track, to relationships with their friends and families, and finally to the championship race.

    An inspiring and electrifying documentary, 1 Way Up is a story of determination, of two young athletes who defy pre-conceived notions about poverty and violence in order strive for their personal best.

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    "This inspiring story, a triumph of grit and training over poverty and gang violence, is told through interviews, exciting riding sequences, and rap music; highly recommended for adult sports video collections. -Library Journal

    "Recommended. All age levels will enjoy watching and cheering on these two boys as they strive to become more than their surroundings and backgrounds." - Educational Media Reviews Online