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ADAPTIVE CHAMPIONS


52'
2016


VERSION(S)
French & International

SUPPORT(S)
HD

PRODUCER(S)
Kanari Films

DIRECTOR
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva

Top-level sportsmen Sebastian, Rodriguez, Richard, Lionel and Pascal are different from other athletes: they suffer from mental disabilities, some obvious, others not. They all have one thing in common: they are proud to wear the colours of the French team and to play adaptive sports, reserved for the intellectually impaired.

Their goal: to qualify for the Rio Paralympics in 2016 and win a medal for France.

This documentary follows the preparations and quest for excellence of these unique athletes during the qualification period for the Paralympic Games, as well as hearing their views on the question of mental disability: How do they cope with their disabilities? How do they view their differences and the able-bodied world? And how do they grow as athletes?


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