Just as the Paralympics Games started on August 24, 2021, Netflix has released the Paralympics documentary Rising Phoenix which is available online for streaming.
Directed by Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui, the documentary is produced by John Battsek, Greg Nugent, Tatyana McFadden, while executive producers Richard Curtis, Barnaby Spurrier, Barbara Broccoli, Godric Smith, Xavi Gonzalez, Andrew Ruhemann and Dee Ryder have overseen the project.
Initially released on Netflix in August 2020, the streamer has now released the entire documentary on YouTube for free online viewing till September 5, 2021.
It is based on the evolution of the Paralympic games, tracing the whole trajectory that began from the ruins of the Second World War to the games becoming one of the major sporting events in history.
It shows how the games inspired the start of a global movement that challenges the worldview and continues to mould deas regarding disability, human perseverance and potential.
The film features various athletes from all over the world, including Bebe Vio from Italy, Ellie Cole and Ryley Batt from Australia, France’s Jean-Baptiste Alaize, Matt Stutzman and Tatyana McFadden from the USA, China’s Cui Zhe, UK’s Jonnie Peacock and Ntando Mahlangu from South Africa.
Watch the trailer below: