Rising Phoenix: Netflix releases Paralympics documentary online for free
James R | On 24, Aug 2021
Just in time for the start of the Paralympic Games, Netflix has released its documentary Rising Phoenix online for free.
The film tells the story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential. The film charts that movement, featuring a range of athletes, including: 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).
The documentary is directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, produced by Greg Nugent, John Battsek and Tatyana McFadden, and executive Produced by Richard Curtis, Barbara Broccoli, Barnaby Spurrier, Godric Smith, Dee Ryder, Xavi Gonzalez and Andrew Ruhemann.
It was first released on Netflix in August 2020, but now can be streamed in full for free on YouTube – but it will only be available until 5th September.