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Fierce roller derby team the Tiger Bay Brawlers go all out to win gold as they take on the biggest challenge of their sporting lives: the European Continental Championships 2018.

This film gives the term ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ a whole new meaning as it charts the lives and loves of Wales’ first and best roller derby team, the Tiger Bay Brawlers. This observational documentary follows them through the biggest moment of their sporting lives: the European Continental Championships 2018. Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe. To the uninitiated, it looks like hell on wheels - a violent spinning vortex of tattooed women on roller skates, crashing into each other at high speed. But, to its devotees, roller derby is not just a sport. It quickly becomes life. For some, it’s also a brutal escape from everyday struggles, for others it’s been a salvation. Along the way, the film explores what has made roller derby a cultural phenomenon and a safe place for women of all shapes, sizes and gender orientations to express themselves physically – and sometimes violently – while creating a strong community spirit like they’ve never encountered elsewhere in their lives.

39 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Sep 2020 22:45

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Role Contributor
Producer Katie Brimblecombe
Director Toby Cameron
Editor Sophie Pollock

Broadcasts

  • Wed 7 Aug 2019 22:35
  • Fri 9 Aug 2019 23:10
  • Tue 1 Sep 2020 22:45

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