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Director Greg Whiteley On Netflix's 'Cheer'

Renee Bright


In December, Netflix released director Greg Whiteley’s docuseries “Cheer,” where it went on to become one of their most talked about and beloved shows of 2020.

Now it’s back in the spotlight this week after winning two top awards at the 2020 Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Whiteley’s series reveals the world of hyper competitive cheerleading through the story of its unlikely heroes: a cheer team from Navarro College, a small community college in Corsicana, Texas who have won the national championships 14 times since 2000. His cameras chart the team’s highs and lows – often quite literally – as they prepare for the 2019 NCA National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.