Trailblazing Paralympics documentary ‘Rising Phoenix’ premieres globally in over 190 countries today on Netflix to coincide with the one-year-to-go celebrations for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Featuring nine Paralympians from across the world, this cutting-edge movie tells the remarkable story of the Paralympic Games from the rubble of World War II until becoming the third biggest sporting event on the planet.
‘Rising Phoenix’ examines how the Paralympics have sparked a global movement throughout the decades and shows how it continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, excellence, diversity and human potential.
Endorsed by the International Paralympic Committee, Rising Phoenix examines how the Paralympics have sparked a global movement and change the way the world thinks about disability, excellence, diversity and human potential.
Netflix releases documentary on Paralympics ‘Rising Phoenix’, Paralympians hail launch of ground-breaking movie
Paralympians hail launch of ground-breaking movie featuring the story of the Paralympic Games to coincide with one-year-to-go celebrations for Tokyo 2020. Stutzman, a London 2012silver medallist who was born without arms, is one of nine Paralympians whose stories are depicted in the documentary.
“I think [the film] is trying to bring awareness to everyone who is watching. Yes, we have physical disabilities, but that does not stop us,” Stutzman said. “We can still live normal lives. We can still be the person who goes to the grocery store and gets food. We can live like everybody else.”