The world that streams through our televisions and tablets can be foreboding. Twenty-four hour news programs paste an endless collage of strife. Documentaries, however thoughtful, can seem sterile and remote. Nowhere in our view do we find a familiar face or gesture. Nothing in the lives we see on screen reminds us of our own.
AwayGames is a television travel series and educational platform that uses sport as a lens to view lives, conflicts, and cultures about the globe. Sport is the world’s greatest icebreaker—an unofficial lingua franca that can bridge divides of culture, ideology, gender, and class anywhere on earth. Through films, learning units, and seminars, Away Games is committed to promoting tolerance and understanding between people and groups and nations divided by arbitrary borders and deep-rooted enmity. We believe we can make the world a smaller place through sport.