Reactions pour in following 'Rising Phoenix' world premiere

Personalities and Paralympians around the world take to social media to express enthusiasm following ground-breaking Paralympics Netflix documentary 27 Aug 2020
Emmanuel's Macron tweet about Rising Phoenix

Social media exploded with rave reactions from athletes, global leaders and celebrities following the long-anticipated premiere of Paralympic documentary 'Rising Phoenix,' which became available on Netflix to 190 countries on 26 August. 

President of France Emmanuel Macron tweeted "Their stories make us dream and change our outlook;" while English football star David Beckham shared on Instagram his excitement to watch the film Wednesday evening. 

The response within the Paralympic Movement was just as overwhelming, with Paralympic champions such as Oksana Masters of the USA and Colombia's Carlos Serrano in awe of the extraordinary story of the Games. 

David Beckham's Instagram story about Rising Phoenix documentary


Carlos Serrano shares excitement for Rising Phoenix documentary


Featuring nine Paralympians from across the world, this cutting-edge movie tells the remarkable story of the Paralympic Games from the rubble of World War II until becoming the third biggest sporting event on the planet.

‘Rising Phoenix’ examines how the Paralympics have sparked a global movement throughout the decades and shows how it continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, excellence, diversity and human potential.   

Rising Phoenix is an HTYT Films and Passion Pictures production in association with Ventureland and Misfits Entertainment.

The title track from the film ‘Rising Phoenix’, scored by Daniel Pemberton and performed by Krip Hop Nation, is available to download from all major online outlets.