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Sunchasers

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SUNCHASERS is a documentary film that explores the world of competitive cycling through the lives of three disabled women, each in distinct periods of their careers. This documentary shadows three cyclists over four years as they prepare for and compete in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. It is an intimate portrait of athletes striving for perfection as they brave the pollution-choked roads around Beijing and jostle for position in the new velodrome at speeds over 40 miles per hour. Sunchasers actively explores concepts of disability, competition, and the personal struggle for independence. However it resists single-issue politics; it is neither a polemic nor an advocacy film. It is a story that documents the transcendence of the body through athletic competition.