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Because They Believed

“Because They Believed” is a 101- minute documentary containing interviews of athletic trailblazers that were the first to break through racial barriers to participate in professional sports. These are stories of forgotten male & female athletes who's perseverance and dedication changed the world of sports forever. They boldly integrated and participated in sports that were, at that time, segregated. These stories are told to inspire people of all ages, races and genders. In this documentary, we memorialize the stories of these athletes who broke barriers and opened the doors for the professional athletes of color today.

  • Steven Bernier
  • Steven Bernier, Arif Khatib, Peter Elman
  • Arif Khatib, Steven C. Bernier
  • Greg Bridges
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Steven Bernier

Steven Bernier has directed short films, music videos, television commercials and created motion graphics for cable network news programs. Written scripts for and produced music videos, short films and infomercials. He is currently working with HyperMedia Arts, Inc. Movies Studios, Street Dreams Productions - Talent Crew and Equipment and The Amazing Music Group, LLC. movie composers to produce more films in the future.

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