This film follow the director on his journey back home to Lincoln, Nebraska and all over the country to find out what it means to be a Cornhusker by comparing the culture of the community to that of the hometown football team.
This film follows several individuals associated with the University of Nebraska football community throughout their different life lessons. The roster includes Jan Berringer, the mother of the beloved star quarterback Brooke Berringer who passed away two days before the 1996 NFL Draft. Charlie McBride, one of the best Defensive Coordinators in Cornhusker history who secretly gave away game winning footballs to Husker fans throughout the country. Jason Peter, a former defensive end Husker player who battled drug addiction during his post NFL career. Jack Hoffman, a seven-year-old pediatric cancer patient who gets to live his dream and suit up with the Cornhusker team. Clayton Anderson, the first and only NASA Astronaut that hails from Nebraska. These stories are truly remarkable. The loyalty and sincerity that fans produce on screen show the true meaning of pride. Through These Gates examines true sportsmanship from a genuine community. It's not just a film about watching football. ... Written by
Chidinma Ezeani and Michelle St. Marie
Super for fans of all likes. A true depiction of how and why Husker fans are they way they (we) are.
For those of us who have left our beloved State and moved onto other pursuits and dreams, the documentary shows how we are drawn back HOME and why we drawn back. It is more than just our love for HUSKER FOOTBALL, its about our culture, our roots, our fondness and love for what makes growing up in the State so special.
It also depicts others, our children, who have observed our behavior - our love for the State, culture, our roots and the football heritage - and how we in essence...transfer our love of the same thing to them.
Something for all.
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