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Clemente

2024 1h 41m Biography Documentary History Sports List
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Roberto Clemente is one of baseball's most iconic figures. As the first high-profile Latino player to play in MLB in the United States, Roberto's extraordinary career opened the door for generations of Latino baseball players to come. It is, however, Roberto's remarkable life off the field that defined his legacy. Committed to uplifting society's marginalized and under-represented he fearlessly fought for social justice and racial equality with steadfast resolve. Proudly celebrating his Puerto Rican heritage he remained unwavering in his commitment to uphold his personal values and sense of self. His career and fame served as a platform to further amplify his life purpose dedicated to family, community, and giving back. The tragedy of his untimely death on a mission to deliver aid to the victims of the 1972 Nicaraguan earthquake shocked the world with the loss of "The Great One." This is the story of a man who showed that a life lived with passion and conviction can truly change the world. This is the story of an icon. Read More Read Less

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Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com The baseball stuff is fun-but-familiar—it’s in the humanizing of Clemente that Altrogge’s film really succeeds. Mar 20, 2024 Full Review Daniel Fienberg Hollywood Reporter Finds a solid middle ground between straight-up hagiography and a slightly less reverential adulation that will make younger viewers understand why such affection could be warranted. Mar 13, 2024 Full Review Jacob Oller Paste Magazine A quick-moving and straightforward doc, Clemente puts baseball legend Roberto Clemente on the pedestal he deserves while making the case for his placement there. Mar 21, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Roberto Clemente is one of baseball's most iconic figures. As the first high-profile Latino player to play in MLB in the United States, Roberto's extraordinary career opened the door for generations of Latino baseball players to come. It is, however, Roberto's remarkable life off the field that defined his legacy. Committed to uplifting society's marginalized and under-represented he fearlessly fought for social justice and racial equality with steadfast resolve. Proudly celebrating his Puerto Rican heritage he remained unwavering in his commitment to uphold his personal values and sense of self. His career and fame served as a platform to further amplify his life purpose dedicated to family, community, and giving back. The tragedy of his untimely death on a mission to deliver aid to the victims of the 1972 Nicaraguan earthquake shocked the world with the loss of "The Great One." This is the story of a man who showed that a life lived with passion and conviction can truly change the world. This is the story of an icon.
Director
David Altrogge
Producer
Mike Blizzard, John B. Scanlon, Mary Sabol, Andrew Calvetti, Sarah Altrogge, Jocelyn Hartnett, Keith Ayers, Stephen Turselli
Screenwriter
Elise Andert, David Altrogge
Production Co
Vinegar Hill
Genre
Biography, Documentary, History, Sports
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 41m