A DOCUMENTARY FILM
A crew of young rowers with intellectual disabilities, thrive on the companionship and routine that come with being part of a team. While some train hard to compete at a prestigious regatta, others face seemingly insurmountable obstacles as they navigate toward adulthood.
When the boats shove off...our hearts are beating...
because you know you're not out there with them...
you just hope the practice, the lessons that you teach resonate.
Over two months we followed these athletes from practices to races and into their homes and everyday lives. We were fortunate to hear from those closest to them about how rowing has made them grow and change in ways they never could have imagined.
Filmmaking is an intensive process and this movie is the result of early mornings, late nights and long weekends behind the camera and at the editing desk. But above all, it would not have been possible without the openness and bravery of these families to share their stories.
We are better storytellers for the honesty and investment that they brought to our film and we are privileged to share their experiences with you. Like so many stories, this one grew as we reached to do right by it. Our sincere thanks to Coach Patrick Johnson, Athletes Without Limits and the Documentary Center at the George Washington University.
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