This is a new documentary created by Poppy Jeffery, a third year journalism student at Bournemouth University.
The documentary focuses on why the sport of roller derby, which has boomed in popularity in the UK, has affected so many peoples lives in a positive and transformative way.
What is derby?
The sport, which is a mainly female sport (there are some male teams), is played on a track on quad roller skates. It is a full contact sport where two teams have to compete to overtake the other team’s players. There are two jammers, one on each team, who are the only people who can score points. The rest of the team consists of blockers (who stop the other team’s jammer passing) and a pivot (who can swap with the jammer).
What is the documentary’s focus?
It will be exploring personal stories of transformation through derby. This may be a person who has overcome personal fears or demons, met a partner through derby or even had an amazing weight loss transformation. Through visiting different derby teams in the UK, Life Rolls On will provide an insight into those affected positively by playing roller derby.
Where can I watch it?
The full documentary will be posted on the blog, youtube and other platforms in late January.
How can I get involved?
Contact Poppy at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a tweet @LifeRollsOnDoc