Let ‘Em Play Documentary

Four years ago, California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete and earn points for their team. We followed four of those student athletes into the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journey is a roller coaster ride in an attempt to make the U.S. Paralympic Team.

Let ‘Em Play Documentary

Four years ago, California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete and earn points for their team. We followed four of those student athletes into the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journey is a roller coaster ride in an attempt to make the U.S. Paralympic Team.

Let ‘Em Play Documentary

Four years ago, California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete and earn points for their team. We followed four of those student athletes into the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journey is a roller coaster ride in an attempt to make the U.S. Paralympic Team.

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Let ‘Em Play is a documentary that follows the journey of four para athletes who were given the opportunity to compete in track & field events after the state of California adopted rules for disabled high school athletes. Nearly four years after the inaugural para division debuted at the CIF State Championships, two of the athletes have advanced in international competition with one female sprinter Michelle Cross (cerebral palsy) being named to the Junior World Team and the Para Pan American Team in 2019. While their goal is be named to the U.S. Paralympic Team and compete in Tokyo in 2020, their journey is filled with peaks and valleys, including injuries, rule changes and questionable decisions made by top leadership that disrupted an entire training cycle and changed the selection process.

Marshootz Productions is primarily engaged in producing documentary films.