In this incredibly moving documentary, filmmaker Steven Barber chronicles the trials and tribulations of 31 paraplegics as they brave “Sadler’s Alaska Challenge”— a six-day, 267-mile race through the mountains of Alaska’s Denali National Park — using wheelchairs and hand cycles. Midway through the film, Barber transitions from that tale of perseverance to another, following cyclists Alejandro Albor and Oz Sanchez on their quest for gold at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. As we discover, being disabled doesn’t make these athletes unable. It’s impossible not to feel a sense of awe throughout.
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