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Zimbalist, Jeff

Overview
Works: 44 works in 132 publications in 7 languages and 2,157 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Sports films  Biographical films  Drama  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Sports television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, fmd, Author, Restager , Performer, Editor, Film editor, Scenarist
Classifications: HV4075.R53, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeff Zimbalist
Favela rising by Jeff Zimbalist( Visual )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films explore the uplifting and liberating power of art in hostile and restrictive cultures. Favela rising is the story of Anderson Sá the leader of a transformative social movement in one of Rio de Janeiro's poorest and most violent slums (favelas). Anderson and his friends founded Grupo Cultural AfroReggae to offer through music and dance a creative, pride-filled, joyous alternative to the deadly drug life of the favelas. In Heavy metal drummer, a Moroccan Muslim teenager's passion for heavy metal music makes him an outcast, as he yearns for artistic freedom. Let them bark is a brief biography of Nepalese artist Ragini Upadhyaya, whose work contains hidden commentary on the totalitarian government of her country and on the difficulties faced by women in southeast Asia
Pelé( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pele. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Baurú, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball
The two Escobars by Jeff Zimbalist( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, the soccer team favored to win the World Cup was the Colombian team and central to their success were two men named Escobar: Andres, the inspirational captain of the team, and Pablo, the infamous drug baron.this film examines the mysterious events surrounding Andres' tragic death
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unmatched: "No individual sports rivalry can boast the same intensity and impact as that of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. But even more remarkable is what happened off the court, where they formed a strong and lasting friendship, bonding them to this day."--Container
Youngstown boys( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel. Both emerged from the working-class city of Youngstown, Ohio and eventually joined for a magical season at Ohio State University in 2002 that produced the first national football championship for the school in over 30 years. Both men's times at Ohio State, however, ended in scandal
Pelé : birth of a legend by Jeff Zimbalist( Visual )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pele. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second season of the series highlighting important people and events in the sports world and in sports history
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines influential events, athletes, coaches, teams, and personalities from the past three decades of sports history
30 for 30( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four days in October: "When the night of October 16, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well as the New York Yankees extended their ALCS lead to three games to none over the Boston Red Sox. But the cold October winds of change began to blow and over four consecutive days and nights, this determined Red Sox team miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny."--Container
The two Escobars ; The birth of big air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of big air: In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur, and by 16, he had risen to the professional level. Throughout his storied career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations; instead focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of 'what's next.' His motivations stem purely from his own ambitions, and even without endorsements, cameras, fame, and fans, Hoffman would still be working to push the boundaries of gravity
30 for 30( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without Bias: "When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use... Director interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night."--Container
30 for 30( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2: The two Escobars: "A gripping drama about the intersection of crime, sports and nationalism in 1990's Columbia. At a time when drug money fueled the sport known in the underworld as "narco-soccer", the fates of Andres Escobar, the inspirational captain of Nacional, and Pablo Escobar, the notorious leader of the Medellin cartel, were permanently linked. When Andre was murdered 10 days after scoring an own goal against the US in the first round of the 1994 World Cup, it cost the country more than a shot at the title ... The birth of big air: Mat Hoffman is a BMX legend ... 10-time World Champion and X Games icon, he has a medical hit list that includes dozens of broken bones, concussions, and multiple comas. Some assume that Hoffman has a death wish, but actually, it's a life wish: to find out what's possible on a BMX bike.. Jordan rides the bus: After leading the Dream Team to Olympic Gold and taking the Chicago Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship, Michael Jordan walked away from the game of basketball. The story about the motivations that drove the world's most famous athlete to play a new sport in the relative obscurity of Birmingham, Alabama ... Little big men: When Kirkland, Washington's Little League team shut out Taiwan in the 1982 championship game, it was called the 'biggest upset in the history of Little League'. What became of a group of childhood teammates when the high point in their athletic lives occurred before their lives had really begun ... One night in Vegas: Part documentary, part graphic novel, this program explores the remarkable friendship between boxing legend Mike Tyson and one of hip-hop's greatest rappers, Tupac Shakur, culminating in the infamous night when Tupac was brutally killed ... The House of Steinbrenner: Documents the historic final days at the old Yankee Stadium, the opening of the new stadium and the passage from the George Steinbrenner era to the Hal Steinbrenner era, culminating in the Yankees' 27th World Championship ... Into the wind: Three years after having his right leg amputated above the knee, Terry Fox set out the raise funds for cancer research by running a marathon's distance each day across Canada. In 143 days, he covered 3,339 miles, steadily capturing the heart of a nation and inspiring millions with his marathon of hope ... Four days in October: When the night of October 16, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well as the New York Yankees extended their ALCS lead to three games to none over the Boston Red Sox. But the cold October winds of change began to blow and over four consecutive days and nights, this determined Red Sox team miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny ... Once brothers: Close friends and teammates, Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac grew up sharing the common bond of basketball. But when war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia, long buried ethnic tensions surfaced and circumstances beyond their control tore their friendship apart ... Tim Richmond: to the limit: Tim Richmond lives too fast, partied too hard and died too young. One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers of All Time, his unexpected withdrawal from racing kindled rumors about his health and potential drug use, when in fact, he had been diagnosed with AIDS. Presents a glimpse inside the little known story of one of NASCAR's shining stars ... Fernando nation: 20-year-old Fernando Valenzuela was one of the most captivating pitching phenoms baseball has ever seen. Virtually overnight, he became a hero to millions of Latinos. Relive Valenzuela's impact on baseball, the Dodgers and the entire Los Angeles Mexican community ... Marion Jones: press pause: Marion Jones captivated the world at the 2000 Summer Olympics, collecting three gold medals and two bronze. But her remarkable performance was soon tarnished. In 2007, she was stripped of her Olympic achievements and her freedom after a stunning admission that she had used performance-enhancing drugs. Follow the evolution of Marion Jones as she reflects on the past & attempts to find a new direction forward ... The best that never was: In 1981, Marcus Dupree was the most sought after high school senior in the country, but his short-lived football career was littered with oversized expectations, controversy, injury and conflict. Follow the poignant and compelling story of 'the best that never was' ... Pony excess: In the early 1980's, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs were one of the best college football teams in the nation, riding high on the backs of Eric Dickerson & Craig James' celebrated 'Pony Express' backfield. Less than a decade later, the team would be shattered by the NCAA's first and only use of the 'death penalty' on a college football team. Chronicles the rise, fall and rebirth of this once mighty team."--Containers
30 for 30( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 for 30. collector's set( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each filmmaker provides their unique perspective to some of the most extraordinary sports stories in the last 30 years
30 for 30 : fifth anniversary collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What started off as a vision from ESPN's Bill Simmons that sports stories still needed to be told in the form of a documentary by some of the greatest filmmakers in the world has turned into ESPN's critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series. Executive produced by Connor Schell, Bill Simmons and John Dahl, ESPN Films 30 for 30 series launched in October 2009 with the premiere of Peter Berg's King's Ransom. Since then, the series has continued to combine exceptional sports stories with exceptional filmmaking. In addition to the complete set of 30 for 30, the 100-title 30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection will feature all films in the 30 for 30 Soccer Stories and Nine for IX series, as well as selections from 30 for 30 Shorts and additional acclaimed films from the creators of the 30 for 30 series, including The Fab Five, Catching Hell and The Announcement
Pelé la naissance d'une légende( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L’incroyable ascension de la légende du football, qui, grâce à un style hors norme et à force de détermination, triompha de tous les obstacles, pour devenir l’inspiration d’un pays tout entier, et le changer à jamais.De son enfance dans les favelas à son entrée dans le club du FC Santos, son talent le mènera jusqu’à la Coupe du Monde 1958 où, alors âgé de 17 ans seulement, il marqua le but décisif qui couronna le Brésil du titre mondial. [allocine.fr]
Bollywood : the greatest love story ever told( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Indic and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

30 for 30 : volume 02, films 16-30 by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines influential events, athletes, coaches, teams, and personalities from the past three decades of sports history in celebration of ESPN's 30th anniversary
30 for 30( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without Bias: When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use ... Director interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night
Bollywood die grösste Liebesgeschichte aller Zeiten( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jeff Zimbalist American film maker

Zimbalist, Jeffrey

Zimbalist, Jeffrey Leib Nettler

杰夫·泽姆巴利斯特

傑夫·贊巴利特

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