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The Motivation (2013)

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Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, ... See full summary »

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Eight of the world's best pro-skateboarders prepare for the upcoming Street League Championship in NYC. Each equally talented, they all must overcome unique challenges - family pressures, injuries, money, fame and their own internal struggles - for a chance to win $200,000 and the title of best street-skateboarder in the world. The Motivation is a non-fiction sports film from internationally acclaimed filmmaker Adam Bhala Lough (The Carter, Bomb the System) featuring the biggest names in professional skateboarding today. Written by Anonymous

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Nyjah Huston earned a major sponsorship by Element at the age of seven. See more »

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Chris Cole: I guess that's always kind of like, been my role. There' always somebody that can do tricks, you know? And I guess my kind of role has been I absolutely love skating and then I'll continue until far beyond reason. Because I know I can never give up a thing. Nowadays, I like pick and choose my battles a little bit wiser. I was gonna try it until I made it.
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Followed by Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story (2015) See more »

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A detailed look at pro skateboarding
8 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off I want to say skateboarding has changed a lot since I was a teen skating daily like an addict. I always leaned more towards street tricks (grinds, jumps) so its amazing to see that street skating has blown up in this way. Now about the film. It is an amazing inside look at each skater. These guys practice and train non stop for these brief moments of perfection. It is intense to see the final contest watching these guys move sometimes like machines, and I mean that in a positive way. It was really touching and inspiring. Those guys (some barely kids) were impressive. I think a fan of any sport or dedication will enjoy the film.


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