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Folding Pocket Productions

Legendary sprinter Michael Johnson embarks upon a personal journey through the history of protest in sport. Drawing on conversations with athletes, commentators and educators, he discovers the remarkable stories of those who’ve taken stands, and assesses the impact of their efforts in driving societal change. Defiance is also a deep dive into the issues that go hand in hand with sporting protest. It’s powerful storytelling, mixed with coruscating analysis of why athletes are forced to make decisions that will change their lives forever. From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Lisa Lane to Renee Montgomery, it is a remarkable journey into the dark heart of sport and society. Reviews: “An honest, discursive, invested companion to some fascinating stories. It’s riveting.This is an excellent series.” “Shocking, brilliant and empowering.” “I struggled to keep the tears back. A fantastic piece of work.” “This series is incredible. Poignant, optimistic and shocking”

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