Paralympic Games
24 August - 5 September 2021

Tokyo 2020: Official film to be produced

The documentary will follow athletes in the lead-up to and during the Paralympic Games 16 Dec 2019
Andrew Parsons speaking into a microphone while sitting on a stage
IPC President Andrew Parsons
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that they along with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK will jointly produce an official documentary film of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

NHK will broadcast the documentary, and it will then be released as an official film record of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan and overseas.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President, said: “We are very happy to announce that the IPC and NHK will jointly produce the official documentary film for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

“This is the first official Paralympic film since the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.  I hope the film, together with the Paralympic Games, will help people gain a deeper understanding about Para athletes and how their remarkable outstanding performances help transform attitudes towards persons with disabilities.

“At the IPC we believe that Change Starts with Sport. This official documentary film will not only follow many athletes on their journeys before, during and after the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, but it will also aim to show how the Games act as a catalyst to driving social inclusion.

“The official documentary film will be presented around the world with the cooperation of the NPCs, our global partners and stakeholders. I would especially like to show the film to the young generation who will lead our world in the future.”

Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo 2020 President, commented: “I have said many times that without the success of the Paralympic Games, there can be no success for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Thanks to everyone’s support, momentum towards the Paralympic Games is building.

“The Organising Committee is delighted that this official film of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will allow memories of the Games to be passed on as a legacy to future generations. We are confident that the collaboration between NHK, with their experience in producing programmes related to Para athletes and the Paralympic Games, and the IPC, the main host of the Paralympic Games, will produce great results. The content of the film and its structure are currently under consideration, and Tokyo 2020 will fully cooperate in its planning and shooting.”