Are you #PARATOUGH? is a one-hour POV documentary special that follows athlete Mark DeMontis as he experiences, first hand, the intricate process of becoming a Paralympic athlete.
Mark is legally blind and he travels across Canada to meet other athletes with disabilities at different stages of their career with dreams of Paralympic glory – members of the Canadian Paralympic team who are about to compete in the Paralympic games in Rio De Janeiro, athletes who are being closely watched by the Canadian Paralympic team as potential competitors and rookie athletes who have signed up for the CPC’s PARALYMPIAN SEARCH held all across Canada.
Utilizing cutting edge sports science the CPC’s high performance team puts Mark and other rookie athletes through the paces to see if they have what it takes to go on to further training. We also travel across Canada to meet athletes who have made it past the first stage and are training hard to hopefully be selected by the national team. We hear their remarkable personal stories, meet their friends and family, and learn what it takes to excel in their sport.
Produced and distributed by Breakthrough Entertainment.