On Tuesday Netflix debuted a trailer for its new docuseries Naomi Osaka, scheduled to launch on July 16 — and from a really transient look it’s already shaping as much as be one of the crucial compelling sports activities documentaries in current reminiscence.
The three-part collection is a brutally sincere take a look at Osaka’s life, informed by the athlete herself. It not solely particulars the tennis star’s rise to fame, however her struggles coping with consistently being the general public eye, whereas pushing for social justice, and the infinite strain of staying on prime.
Directed by Garett Bradley, a famend documentary filmmaker whose work Time was nominated for an Academy Award, the discharge of Naomi Osaka couldn’t come at a extra poignant time after the star withdrew from the French Open over her media availability, and the next fallout consequently.
Talking about her movie, Bradley mentioned the next:
“The collection is about Naomi’s journey, inside a snapshot of her life, however it’s additionally about life’s objective, about private value, concerning the braveness that it takes to permit one’s private values to tell their work and vice versa. Greater than something, I’d hope individuals can really feel the ability of empathy and to really feel inspired to take probabilities in life, maybe particularly in moments the place the stakes can really feel impossibly excessive.”
That is shaping as much as be a day-one binge look ahead to certain.