Screening of "Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing" followed by panel discussion
Please join us on Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. for a special screening of the documentary film Warrior Champions on the sixth floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library. The film chronicles four Iraq war vets who suffered severe combat disabilities, then trained to compete in the Beijing Summer Paralympics.
“WARRIOR CHAMPIONS tells the emotional and inspiring story of a group of severely wounded American Soldiers, as they fight to turn nightmares of war into Paralympic dreams. Iraq War Veterans Kortney Clemons, Scott Winkler, Melissa Stockwell, and Carlos Leon, as little as a year after losing limbs and suffering paralysis fighting for their country in Iraq, have set out to do what many thought impossible; to compete in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Through failure, pain and triumph, Warrior Champions follows these soldier athletes for a full year as they compete for their spot on the US Paralympic team. Though at times heart wrenching, Warrior Champions is not a sad tale of the tragedy of war, but rather an uplifting testament to the human spirit that challenges every notion of what it means to be disabled.”
All programs are FREE and subject to change or cancellation