Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I recently watched the Julian Shaw's deeply personal and wonderful documentary, Cup of Dreams.  In the film he documents the painful loss of the All Blacks of New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup in 2007.  He also documents how he reunited with his father, a fanatical fan and how their relationship was so intertwined with the Rugby team and the national identity of New Zealand.  It explained a lot for me as I watched it.  I remembered watching the hopeful faces of the fans when the All Blacks won the RWC in 2011 and thinking how emotional and incredibly invested they were in that win.  It is available to watch on Hulu + right now.  It has some great interviews with team members and even the Prime Minister of New Zealand.  The clip below was put together after the film and the big win in 2011.  

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