Back On Board: Greg LouganisAbout the Film
A refreshingly candid documentary film, BACK ON BOARD follows four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated. With unprecedented access, the film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to overlooked sports icon.
About the Director
Cheryl Furjanic is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened at 100+ festivals worldwide and on television. Her first feature documentary, SYNC OR SWIM, received numerous awards including a Billie Award for Journalism from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Furjanic holds a BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters degree, from NYU/Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). She has been teaching documentary production at New York University for over a decade. She has yet to attempt diving or synchronized swimming.
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