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Netflix to broadcast ‘Rising Phoenix’ Paralympic movie

Side view of paralympic sportsman in sports clothing and with prosthesis instead of leg running over black background

Rising Phoenix a ground-breaking movie about the Paralympic Movement, will premiere on August 26 in over 190 countries worldwide on Netflix.

The movie featuring elite Paralympians from across the world and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.

The film release was planned to coincide with Tokyo 2020 but will now form an important part of the celebrations leading up to the Paralympic Games next year.

From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, along the way sparking a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential.

Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games is an HTYT Films and Passion Pictures production in association with Ventureland and Misfits Entertainment.

Athletes featured in the film include Bebe Vio (Italy), Ellie Cole (Australia), Jean-Baptiste Alaize (France), Matt Stutzman (USA), Jonnie Peacock (UK), Cui Zhe (China), Ryley Batt (Australia), Ntando Mahlangu (South Africa) and Tatyana McFadden (US).

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