Paralympic

The world reacts to the 'Rising Phoenix' Paralympic documentary

Celebrities and sportspeople react to the new Netflix documentary which chronicles the rise of the para-sport movement and tells the stories of nine inspirational Paralympians

Celebrities and sportspeople across the globe have reacted following the premiere of the new documentary 'Rising Phoenix'.

The feature film, which is available now on video streaming platform Netflix, details the rise of the Paralympic movement.

With specific focus on the Beijing, London, and Rio Games, the documentary highlights the stories of nine inspirational athletes who have taken part and shares their stories, along with background information from officials and supporters including Prince Harry.

It's prompted athletes, sporting leaders, musical stars including Coldplay and Rita Ora, and even French President Emmanuel Macron to take to social media and post their thoughts.

Check out just a few of the reactions below.

Star athletes react

Sports stars from across the world have been giving their seal of approval to 'Rising Phoenix' as well, with everyone from David Beckham to Hannah Cockroft watching the film.

David Beckham posted about Rising Phoenix on his Insta story

President of France Emmanuel Macron hails 'Rising Phoenix'

Even world leaders have been struck by the inspirational documentary, with Emmanuel Macron hailing the "extraordinary women and men who embody the Paralympic spirit", saying "Their stories make us dream and change our outlook."

The world of music gives its seal of approval

And it isn't only sports stars who have been expressing their love for the movie, with music sensations Coldplay and Rita Ora among those tweeting their approval for this 'must watch' documentary.

Sports leaders pay tribute

Leaders of sports organisations across the world have been equally impressed by the movie, and the message is clear: "Honestly. Watch it".

Thumbs up from the federations

And the national federations have also been giving their thumbs up to a movie that caused the the Los Angeles Times to proclaim: "You will never watch the games in the same way."

A version of this article first appeared on Tokyo2020.org