a film by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy & Trish DaltonA billion dollar industry where athletes pay the price
a film by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy & Trish Dalton
92 Minutes (Closed Captions included)
The HBO Sports documentary Student Athlete is an examination of the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. From LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Steve Stoute’s United Masters, Student Athlete unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of four young men at different stages of their athletic careers, as well as a coach-turned advocate and a whistle-blowing shoe rep who exposes the money trail.
"Even those who are intimately familiar with the contradictions and compromises at the heart of college sports will find their eyes opened by 'Student Athlete'" – USA Today
"The film finds new ground as it humanizes how the embattled governing body’s rules and actions affect lives after playing careers are over." – ESPN
"Student Athlete is pure, raw and powerful. It sheds light on the true horror of how a countless loop of retired athletes have to live their lives." – West Georgian
"Highlights the issues facing those involved with college athletics and to show that real people are being impacted by the culture created by the NCAA’s short-sided policies." – SBNation