Watch: 'The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere' Short Doc on a Horse
Never give up! This is one of those short film discoveries that makes you smile and feel so happy you want to grab the nearest person and tell them to watch it with you. The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere is an ESPN 30 for 30 short documentary made by Mickey Duzyj profiling a Japanese racehorse named Haru Urara. This horse is special because she kept losing, she lost over 100 races in a row, and yet was turned into a national superstar. The doc explains that Haru Urara became a symbol of hope, of "never giving up", for the Japanese people during their depressing economic crisis in the 90s and 00s. She also helped save the racetrack where she was from in a small town in the south of Japan. It's a wonderful doc with some fantastic animation and great interviews. I highly recommend watching, even if you have no interest in horse racing.
Description: Haru Urara, a Japanese racehorse, became a national icon after enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Dubbed "The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere," she was a symbol of perseverance and inspiration during a time of economic crisis. Available on Vimeo. The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere is an ESPN 30 for 30 short documentary produced by The All-Nighter Room, a Brooklyn based production company founded by Mickey Duzyj specializing in inventive documentary storytelling and animated shorts. The film is directed by Mickey Duzyj (@mickeyduzyj), and produced by Mona Panchal Yuka Uchida. It screened at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Aspen Shortsfest, and won Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs this year. For more from All-Nighter Room, visit Vimeo. To see more shorts, click here. How was that?