THE CHARIOT RACES is a unique documentary about the profound journey a person with disabilities must undergo to become truly enabled. Focusing on the extraordinary experiences of world-class skier and wheelchair racer John Davis, this breathtaking film shows all of us, disabled and able-bodied alike, that we can accomplish anything.
THE CHARIOT RACES is remarkable in that it shines a light on the intensity of disabled sports and the amazing athletes who perform in them. Stunning visuals, a jazzy musical score and lots of sports footage, including extreme skiing and downhill wheelchair racing, make THE CHARIOT RACES unforgettable to viewers aged ten and older. Each video comes with a free discussion guide that will help get your group talking about social issues, understanding and respecting diversity, setting and achieving goals and methods for overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
* For Schools -- Grades 6 to adult. For Social Studies, Physical Education, Guidance and Counseling, Character Education, Diversity, Inclusion.
* For Libraries of all types.
* For Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facilities: Sports Facilities, Camps, Organizations working with the Disabled Community.
* For Corporations, Businesses and Employee-Assistance Programs.
The CHARIOT RACES is funded by the Hartford. The video is $69.95 and is closed captioned. It comes packaged in a library case with a group leader's discussion guide. Public performance rights included.
For individuals with disabilities, for home use only, we are pleased to offer a special price of $29.95 per video. Sorry, we cannot offer this price to institutions or to groups of any size or type.
Awards & Reviews
Silver Apple Award — National Educational Media Network
Best of Festival Grand Prize — International Ski Film Festival
Kaleidoscope Award at the Paralympic Film Festival — Atlanta Paralympics
People's Choice Award — MountainFilm Festival
“I would recommend this video to students, sports enthusiasts and teachers. It capitalizes on the strengths of our disability community.”
- Paul Imperiale, Citywide Disability Coordinator, Mayor’s Office, San Francisco, California
“The Chariot Races accomplishes something important above and beyond expanding our awareness; children will see that people with disabilities can not only adapt, they can excel.”
- Randy Pitman, Video Librarian