The Rebound

A Wheelchair Basketball Documentary

The Rebound (2016) has a run time of 60 minutes. This film screened at Cinema Touching Disability Friday, November 4, 2016. Audio description by VSA Texas.

Following the film, Austin Paralympian Dave Wear joined the Festival for an audience Q&A on adaptive sports!

The Rebound poster. A photo of two wheelchair basketball players at tip off in a dark arena, each reaching for the ball in the air. On the bottom half, the words The Rebound a wheelchair basketball story appear across an orange basketball, with film credits underneath.Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels, it is a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win - against all odds.

The Rebound follows the lives of three athletes with disabilities on and off the court as they work with unwavering resolve towards athletic, educational and career ambitions.

This real account of the Heat Wheels' quest to push their way through the season--often unsure if they'll have what it takes to make it to the next step--challenges the way disability is widely perceived.

Friends, family, and pride hang in the balance as these men find an extraordinary gift in the hand life has dealt.

With each victory, the team gets closer to the idea that anything - even a shot at the national championship title - is possible.

View the trailer below.

Further Reading


The 2016 film lineup:

The Rebound Deaf Jam

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