Called Rising Phoenix, the film “tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games,” according to the official synopsis. “From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, along the way sparking a global movement which continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential.”
While the documentary (available August 26) includes athletes such as Bebe Vio (Italy), Ellie Cole (Australia), Jean-Baptiste Alaize (France) and Matt Stutzman (USA), it looks like we’re also going to hear from Harry himself.
The streaming giant just released the first trailer for the project, which includes a short clip featuring the 35-year-old royal. "There isn’t anything else in the world that can bring you back from the darkest places than sport,” he says in the video.
According to People, a spokesperson for Harry addressed his involvement stating, "The duke is proud to have been one of the people contributed to this film, which is a unique and powerful documentary that hopes to change the way people view disability—and tell the incredible story of the Paralympics.”
“This was an incredibly difficult decision for all of us to have to make,” he said at the time. “And I’m so grateful for everybody that’s worked so hard over the past couple of weeks to try to find any alternative to try and carry on these Games in a different way—in a safe way. But this decision was the most sensible and the safest option for all of you—for your families and everybody else—involved in these Games.”
At least we have this new documentary to hold us over until then.