Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Life without Basketball (2018) DOC NYC 2018
This is a beautiful portrait of a young woman, her beliefs, her cause and her family. Directors Jon Mercer & Tim O’Donnell have to be commended for putting together a sterling portrait of her subject that in many ways raises the bar for biographical documentaries because not only do we get a sense of who Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is. We see her truly living life, with her family, praying and playing. Rarely have I come out of a film with such a real sense of not so much having seen a film but hung out with a person.
Highly recommended when the film plays at DOC NYC Saturday.