The Unrelenting Charlie Davies: ESPN premieres emotional documentary

You’ve probably heard Charlie Davies’ remarkable story, but you’ve never seen it like this.

On SportsCenter on Friday night, ESPN premiered a new documentary film about the New England Revolution forward.

Arrestingly shot and emotionally told, the 16-minute feature – titled “The Unrelenting Charlie Davies” – takes viewers through Davies’ remarkable life story. We hear from the 29-year-old striker, his father, mother, brother, friends and coaches about his occasionally turbulent childhood, rapid rise to US national team stardom, the car accident that changed it all and his battle to reclaim his childhood dream.

Directed by Bryan Reisberg and independent filmmaker Uncorked Productions, the piece is powerful. It features faces we haven’t yet seen telling Davies’ tale, and plenty of interesting, new perspectives on what made him capable of overcoming such steep obstacles.