Irvin Coffee
Karissa WhitsellMackinzie WoodringGreta NeimanasBarbara Buchan
SUNCHASERS documents the journey of three disabled cyclists as they work to secure places on the U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team and, ultimately, compete in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. The Paralympics is second only to the Olympics as the largest gathering of athletes in the world, bringing together cyclists who have lost limbs, others with degenerative diseases that affect motor function and muscle development, and others still who are legally blind. The film focuses on three women in different stages of their competitive careers, from a rookie seeking to attend the Paralympics for the first time to mid-level and seasoned veterans defending their world records.
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2007 | 90mins
A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
Nanking - Narrated