Genre: Documentary Director/s: Tom Ferguson Runtime: 48' Country/s: Australia Year: 2018 Producer/s: Tom Ferguson, Michael Herman & Maia Dal Berger Language/s: English IMDB: https://pro.imdb.com/title/tt8532026 Official Website: www.pararoosfilm.com
 

Logline

When The Pararoos had their funding taken away by the Australian Sports Commission after not being successful enough, the team made up of footballers with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries decided to fundraise to continue playing and to qualify for the World Championship in Argentina in 2017.

 

Synopsis

The Pararoos are the Australian national football team in international 7-a-side competition for athletes with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries or injuries acquired from a stroke. They are a side that faced many hurdles in their personal lives as well as in their journeys to represent Australia on the world stage. This film explores different players’ personalities, the world of Paralympic football and the importance of sport in mental and physical rehabilitation. The Pararoos provides role models for anyone with a disability.