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The Movement

One Man Joins an Uprising

Overview

Genre
Sports and Human Interest
Synopsis

In 2004 Rick Finkelstein was paralyzed in a ski accident on Aspen Mountain. With a severed spine and internal trauma, he wasn't expected to live. Six years, nine surgeries, and a lifetime of rehab later, cameras captured his dramatic return to Aspen. Even with the latest gear, expert coaching, and mentorship from the sport's pioneers, Rick faced a daunting challenge with many risks and no guarantees.
Rick's friend, witness to the crash: "It wasn't until later that I completely broke down. You realize that it's just so fragile."
Robert Redford, narrator: "Our movement started with the word never. 'You'll never walk again ... You'll never see ... You'll never live to age five.' Never? Our heroes refused to accept that word."

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
40 minutes

Credits

  • Greg I Hamilton ... Writer/Director
  • Kurt Miller ... Executive Producer/Director

Production Details

Prod. Co.
MakeAHero.org
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010-2011
Locations
Colorado and Utah

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Sundance, Cinequest, Denver, Nashville, Newport Beach, Trento Italy, Memphis, Catalina, Boulder, Breckenridge, Anchorage, Eugene, Taos, Vail, Hope and Freedom, BolderLife
Awards
Best Documentary and Best Editing (Breckenridge 2012), Avalon Documentary Award (Catalina 2012), Board Choice Award (Eugene 2011)
Language
English

Photos

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