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Rising Phoenix

Screening Thursday, July 15, 2021

Followed by a filmmaker conversation

Rising Phoenix tells the inspiring story of elite athletes qualifying to compete at the Paralympics. The “Parallel” Olympics hosts disabled athletes who overcome major obstacles to compete at the highest level. They demonstrate perseverance, camaraderie and riveting athletic ability.


The success of these athletes against the odds they face, inspire others to not give up on their dreams and not stereotype the disabled community.

Producer: Greg Nugent; Elite Paralympic Athlete & Co-Producer: Tatyana McFadden
Run time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Press for Rising Phoenix

“Rising Phoenix is a story that the world needs right now. We are confronted by the true power of the human spirit and the sheer strength of mind to overcome and achieve what most would deem impossible.”
-Prince Harry, as told to PEOPLE Magazine

“‘Phoenix’ is a testament to resiliency, determination and passion, and is one of the best documentaries of 2020.”
-Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

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