Films

Films

Sidewinder Films

The Foundation for Global Sports Development’s (GSD) media division, Sidewinder Films, seeks to inspire and educate audiences through films to create a lasting impact. We shed light on remarkable, untold stories that touch lives by showcasing the determination and triumph of the human spirit

Together GSD and Sidewinder Films leverage the power of film and the impact of philanthropy to promote sportsmanship, education, fair play, and ethics among the world’s youth.

Films

Positive All The Way

Positive All The Way

At The Heart Of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal

Featuring exclusive interviews with survivors of the 2017 sexual abuse scandal, the Emmy-nominated documentary looks at the shocking stories of the gymnasts who made courageous efforts to reveal a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything. Premiered worldwide at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Now Available on HBO/On Demand.

At The Heart Of Gold: Inside The USA Gymnastics Scandal

Munich ’72 and Beyond

Munich ’72 and Beyond

This Emmy-nominated documentary presents new insight into the first act of modern terror on a global stage, when Palestinian extremists killed 11 Israeli athletes, disrupting the Summer Olympics and shocking the world. With chilling detail, the film unravels why and how the attack happened, its aftermath, and its importance to us today. It also captures the subsequent 43-year fight for public remembrance by the victims’ families. Now Available on PBS.

End Game

This Oscar-nominated documentary follows patients with terminal illnesses, their families, and the palliative care professionals making them comfortable. The film weaves together three stories of visionary medical providers who practice on the cutting edge of life and death, helping to change the way we think about both. Featured at the 2018 Sundance and San Francisco Film Festivals. Now Available on Netflix.

Extremis

This powerful Oscar-nominated American short documentary looks at the hard questions of end-of-life care. It follows Dr. Jessica Zitter, a palliative care specialist who leads a team in the Highland Hospital ICU in Oakland, California. Zitter helps families make end-of-life decisions for their loved ones who are often terminally ill. Now Available on Netflix.

Doping for Gold

Doping for Gold is a 2008 episode of PBS’s Secrets of the Dead. The show used Sidewinder Films producer Dr. Steven Ungerleider’s book Faust’s Gold: Inside the East German Doping Machine, to look at the East German doping scheme of the 1970s. Originally featured on PBS.

Doping for Gold

Elsa Brandstrom

Elsa Brandstrom

This biographical piece shares details from the life of Elsa Brändström, a Swedish nurse and philanthropist who, in the aftermath of World War I, traveled to Siberia to help care for the German and Austrian POWs. Originally featured on BBC. Watch Now.