WATCH NOW | Aaron Hernandez, a 40-year-old bodybuilder, and boxing in prison: These 3 doccies transcend the world of sports

2020-01-21 14:57
Aaron Hernandez

Cape Town – In the world of professional sport, fans and spectators often only get to see the best and worst moments in their hero's lives; like clinching the title or losing the game in the final moments.

But what leads to those moments and what happens behind-the-scenes? We handpicked three documentaries from three very different sports on various platforms to give you a different perspective.

So, whether you're a Netflix-binger, a Showmax-streamer or a YouTube-wormhole-digger, there's something for everyone.


Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez - Netflix

Through interviews with friends, players and insiders, this docu-series examines how Aaron Hernandez went from an NFL star to a convicted killer.

Fighting for Life - Showmax

This feature length doccie gives a unique look inside the South-African prison Drakenstein Correctional Centre and the impressive work of Dutch boxing coach Sharita van der Hulst in the rehabilitation program for prisoners that are serving heavy sentences.

The 40-Year-Old Bodybuilder: SWOLE Ep.1 - YouTube

In this 10 minute doccie we meet Greg Doucette who has competed in over 100 bodybuilding, and powerlifting competitions and holds a Guinness World Record in deadlifts. He is in the best shape of his life, all at the age of 40. However, after twenty years of professional competition, Greg is finally starting to feel the clock ticking. In episode 1 of Swole, Vice Sports follow Greg as he pushes himself through his first competition in three years to see if he can place high enough to continue competing.

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