An inside look at new documentary on Bruce Lee, ‘Be Water’

The ESPN “30 for 30” documentary celebrates the life of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee nearly 50 years after his death.
1:39 | 06/05/20

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Now we've got a sneak peek at an ESPN new "30 for 30" documentary. This one is called "Be water" and it celebrates the life of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, an icon my husband loves and remains as popular today as nearly 50 years have passed since his death. Bruce Lee is widely credited with forging new ground for Asian actors in film. His cult hits admired and adored to this day. ESPN's latest "30 for 30" documentary series called "Be water" delves into his cultural legacy. He died suddenly at only 32 years of age while shooting his film "Game of death" in 1973. Bruce Lee himself was Earth Reporter: ESPN's documentary includes a look back on a special friendship the film pioneer had with basketball legend Kareem abdul-jabbar beginning in the late 1960s. Kareem trained with him and shot this scene in 1972 in Lee's final film project. ESPN giving us this sneak peek narrated by abdul-jabbar. Bruce basically called my home and said, hey, we got a movie going. Can you come over? It was like September but I did have ten days where I could get to Hong Kong. And he said, look, I can't pay you yet. They hadn't financed the film yet. We shot our scenes then it was time for me to go. You can see the Bruce Lee documentary "Be water" debuting this Sunday at 9:00 P.M. Eastern, 6:00 P.M. Pacific on ESPN.

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