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BEN – Film Premiere
October 13, 2011 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
A Documentary film by John Edwards
Ben Rushgrove and John Edwards invite you to the premiere of BEN (UK 2011, 60mins duration)
Followed by a Q&A with Ben Rushgrove and John Edwards
Ben Rushgrove is on the starting blocks.
He won Silver in his 100 metres at Beijing – just three weeks after breaking his foot.
Now he wants Gold at London 2012.
This inspirational documentary traces the battles of one of Britain’s leading Paralympic sprinters from birth, through school, and with his own body.
Despite constant injuries Ben’s trademark is his loud laugh.
In the build up to 2012 the film follows him and his tightly knit training group from Beijing to the World Championships in New Zealand, led by their revolutionary coach Rob Ellchuk.
“It’s not about what I can’t do, it’s about what I can do.” BEN shows why the Paralympics are so important – and why Ben’s mantra applies to everyone.
BEN is an independent film by SightHound Production that has been supported by Channel 4, Loughborough University and The University of Bath.