Independant films and sports documentaries are on my list of favorite things. If you ever need the motivation to get up off of the worn out cushion of your couch and try and make something of yourself, all you have to do is add a few sports documentaries to your instant Netflix que and press play. Something about watching the day to day struggles and activities of someone who is arguably one of the best in the world at a rigorous and physically challenging occupation just makes me want to strive to do more with my own sad existence.
This preview of Pablo Croce’s documentary on Anderson Silva that is set to make it’s debut at the Tribeca Fim Festival this year, gives us a small peak at Anderson Silva the man, father and fighter. Croce told Bleacher Report that the title is based around a Bruce Lee philosophy of being like water and about the contrast between Anderson Silva as the media portrays him and Anderson Silva the person:
“Water has adaptive abilities, but also the power to crush”
“There is a huge contrast in what I got personally from this man—not what I know from the media or his job as a fighter—but the first few weeks, when I saw there’s a great character here; a guy who is very open and friendly—there’s a whole stereotype how media casts fighters. I think there’s a really good look at the pressures behind the man who prepares for such a big event, a fight. There’s a good look at what can be driving his persona, to be perceived somehow differently or stereotyped.”
What better way to celebrate Anderson Silva’s birthday than to check out this short preview of ‘Like Water’ and approach this Thursday morning like the Spider would with the motivation to adapt and then crush the problems of your day. [source]