Director Irvin Coffee
Starring Karissa Whitsell, Mackinzie Woodring, Greta Neimanas, Barbara 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.