Directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui capture the history, the passions, and the impact associated with the international Paralympics in the Netflix documentary, Rising Phoenix. This is a film that breathes life through the stories of the athletes themselves using marvelous cinematography, sound design and score by Daniel Pemberton. On this episode of Open Dialogue, the two directors share their Rising Phoenix journey and love of filmmaking with Noel T. Manning II.
Open Dialogue provides an opportunity for talents of the entertainment industry to talk about their craft, their hopes, and their ongoing adventure of arts and entertainment. Noel T. Manning II, host of Open Dialogue, has been an entertainment journalist for over three decades and is a member of several film critics’ organizations.
**This video may contain language that is offensive.
*Footage is used by permission from Netflix.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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