Doug Harris—His films and Athletes United for Peace

May 2009

RED!’s interview with award-winning filmmaker Doug Harris on his work with youth in a California juvenile detention facility appeared in March 2008. Harris’ film, “Basketball in the Barrio: El Paso’s History and Culture,” was selected as one of the feature documentary films screened at the first annual 2008 U.S. Sports Film Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Doug Harris’ most recent feature-length documentary is “Tournament of Champions: The Legends of Northern California High School Basketball” which premiered on April 5, 2009 at venues in both El Cerito and Oakland, California. Harris’ other recent films include “Bounce: The Don Barksdale Story” and “Basketball Guru: The Pete Newell Story”. See clips of his films at www.athletesunitedforpeace.org.

Harris is also Executive Director of Athletes United for Peace and Executive Director of Project Re-Connect in Oakland, California. Athletes United for Peace collaborated with the United Nations as an NGO with the Peacebuilders 2000 project in conjunction with the Hague Appeal for Peace (1999). Athletes United for Peace (AUP) is celebrating its 25th anniversary (formed in 1984) and its 10th anniversary of involvement with the United Nations.

Saad Ghosn

Doug Harris

Read RED! interview with Doug Harris from March 2008.


Doug recently created a new YouTube channel to promote the work of the “Digital Technology Academy” inside the organization, Athletes United for Peace (www.athletesunitedforpeace.org).

The channel highlights segments of the award-winning, six-part documentary series Doug produced entitled, “An Exploration of Our History”.