Netflix Doc “Rising Phoenix” Tells Story of Paralympic Games

Netflix will release Rising Phoenix, a documentary about the Paralympic Games, on Wednesday, August 26. Featuring elite athletes and insiders, the film will dive into the history of the Paralympics and examine how this global movement has impacted the world’s understanding of disability and diversity. Watch the trailer above.

Tatyana McFadden is among the athletes featured in Rising Phoenix. One of the most decorated athletes of all time, McFadden has 17 Paralympic medals, 24 World Major Marathon wins including four consecutive Grand Slams, and has broken five world records in track and field. She is also one of the film’s producers.

Film Discussion

In anticipation of the Rising Phoenix premiere, McFadden will be joining Dare2tri on Instagram Live to discuss the film. The discussion, led by Elite Dare2tri athlete Mary Kate Callahan, will be broadcasted on the Dare2tri Instagram page.

Tuesday, August 18
6:45 p.m. (CDT)
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Global Tweet Along

A Global Tweet Along will be held three days after the film’s worldwide release. Viewers are invited to ‘press play’ at the same time, enjoy Rising Phoenix together, and share their reactions to the film’s incredible stories via Twitter.

Saturday, August 29
2 p.m. (CDT)

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