Rising Phoenix

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Rising Phoenix
Film poster
Directed by
  • Ian Bonhôte
  • Peter Ettedgui
Produced by
  • John Battsek
  • Greg Nugent
Music byDaniel Pemberton
HTYT Films, Passion Pictures, Misfits Entertainment, Ventureland
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • August 26, 2020 (2020-08-26) (Netflix)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Rising Phoenix is a 2020 documentary film directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui and starring Tatyana McFadden, Bebe Vio and Jonnie Peacock.[1] The film conveys the stories of nine Paralympic athletes and their journeys in competition.[2]

Rising Phoenix was released on August 26, 2020 on Netflix.[3] The film has received positive reviews from critics. Rising Phoenix has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 86% based on reviews from 21 critics.[4]

Rising Phoenix is an HTYT Films and Passion Pictures production in association with Ventureland and Misfits Entertainment.[5]


  1. ^ "This powerful documentary charts the history of the Paralympics and its positive impact on disability representation". Little White Lies. August 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Celine Ramseyer (28 August 2020). "New 'Rising Phoenix' Netflix documentary will make you laugh and cry". CNN. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  3. ^ Horst, Carole (August 25, 2020). "Netflix's 'Rising Phoenix' Celebrates Top Paralympic Athletes". Variety. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Rising Phoenix (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  5. ^ "Paralympic film 'Rising Phoenix' premieres globally on Netflix". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2020-09-21.

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