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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Presents: On The Shoulders Of Giants (2012)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Spike Lee , Deborah Morales  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spike Lee, Jamie Foxx, Sammuel L. Jackson, Maya Angelou
  • Directors: Deborah Morales
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Iconomy
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005TTEFUI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,913 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer and NY Times best-selling author, invites us to witness the Harlem Renaissance as he shares his lifelong passion for the legends that inspired him to greatness. Go back with Kareem to a time when jazz was Harlem's soul and basketball was its heartbeat. And while you're there, let him introduce you to the greatest basketball team you never heard of.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of history February 12, 2014
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I just saw this documentary on the tv and it really was excellent. Not only is the story a fascinating and important one, but visually it also was really well done. Colorful,with creative use of animation, and an excellent soundtrack. The interviews with current and past basketball stars were both informative and humorous. The segment at the very beginning that included Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Jerry West had me laughing out loud. Russell was so funny.Now I know about the Rens, a black basketball team I had never heard fo yesterday. This should be shown in schools as it teaches history in an entertaining fashion. hats off to Kareem for a job well done!!
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This DVD has become part of Black History Month. It has shown the that a lot of our students donot know about Black History .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must See !!! August 3, 2013
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The movie was inspiring. I am 69yrs old and never knew there was a black professional basketball team. Our country is now diverse. I first was the movie on Netflix and enjoyed the movie, I purchased it from Amazon so I can show all my family members.
I thank Kareem for producing this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! April 14, 2013
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A marvelous documentary, even if you are not a sport enthusiast. The story of the Harlem Rennaisance Negro Basketball team is an under shared historical event in this nations evolution. I really liked that some of the original team players were able to share their experiences. Kareem Abdul Jabbar absolutely deserves high praise for bridging the gap between today's basketball greats and the evolution of Basketball from the time of the Harlem Rennaisance. Who knew that the ever popular Harlem Globetrotters were not from Harlem,but from Chicago Illinois? This documentary also interweaves some great jazz music from the 1930s Harlem Rennaisance period. Bravo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing dvd March 20, 2013
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Not only a great story on the origins of blacks in basketball, but a great historical lesson as well. It's great how they mixed the old school with new school and had commentary from current ball players.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shoulders of Giants January 12, 2013
By Cheray
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Excellent! Perfectly wrapped. We have enjoyed watching it. I bought this for my son to be sure he knows the history of basketball.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In time for the holiday. December 19, 2012
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DVD arrived in time as the perfect Christmas gift to my 11 year old twin god grandsons. This piece is creative and compelling. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar's presentation of this obscure slice of history is thoroughly engaging for any age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars On the shoulders of Giants October 13, 2012
By SAF
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This DVD should be a must see for every NBA player! We often forget the people who paved the way for one of the world's most entertaining sports, professional basketball. It's hard to believe that a group of people were not allowed to compete in the NBA because of their race. This DVD tells the story of some of these men and their struggle to participate in the Association. The DVD does not "preach", it lets the events tell the story. Totally enjoyable. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does a magnificant job as story teller and narrator.
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