ESPN To Present Latest Documentary “144” on Thursday, May 13
ESPN Films will present its latest documentary “144” directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras on Thursday, May 13 on ESPN.
144 on ESPN is about the unprecedented 2020 WNBA season in the bubble, after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports, many leagues were forced to figure out how to save their seasons.
The WNBA created a single site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where 144 players across 12 teams played 147 games from July to October 2020.
Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the latter who spent 62 days in the bubble, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.
Chiney Ogwumike, Executive Producer, WNBA All-Star and ESPN Commentator said “Developing this documentary about my sisters in the WNBA and the powerful 2020 season has been an honor. ‘144’ amplifies the story of how our league helped create unprecedented social change while redefining how we see strong female athletes compete at the highest level. It is a privilege to showcase the 144 in their vulnerability letting cameras behind-the-scenes, their dedication to social impact, and their strength in navigating through one of the most challenging seasons we have ever had.”
ESPN To Present Latest Documentary “144” on Thursday, May 13 First Published On ESPN NewsRoom