1 Revolution opens as dawn breaks atop Africa's tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Briefly, glimpses of the mountain frame Chris Waddell as he transfers to his specially designed handcycle. The air is tense as Chris begins the fifth day of his ascent. Etched within every movement he makes is the weighty knowledge that this may be his one chance to have the world see people like himself not as something less, but equals and possibly as something more--as someone with something significant to contribute. If he makes the summit the world may understand his message; if he fails, he may be just another guy in a wheelchair.
1 Revolution cinematically captures Chris Waddell’s very human journey to dare greatly and ultimately to live fully. This film chronicles the heart and spirit behind an extraordinary achievement as it documents the first almost entirely unassisted paraplegic ascent of 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Chris was featured Friday night, July 23, 2011 on
ABC’s 20/20’s “Super
Humans” segment (9 pm EDT)! In the show, Chris talks about his
2009 climb and his upcoming ten-week national tour of of his education program,
Nametags™, and award-winning documentary, 1 Revolution.
For full segment go here http://abcnews.go.com/2020 and click on Super Humans: Arms of Steel
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One Revolution is Waddell's motto for this expedition, and his life. "One revolution means so many things to me. One revolution of the handcycle, one revolution of the earth, one lifetime, one moment, one chance to make a difference."
One Revolution is also the name of the documentary which captures Waddell's journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro. "The documentary is an important part of my climb, as my story is a visual one. People need to see to understand," explains Waddell.
One Handcycle Revolution
One Earth's Turn
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Amanda Stoddard is an active member of the One Revolution team. As documentary film director, 1 Revolution was Stoddard's first film, which was recently written up by Forbes. A graduate of the University of Utah Film School, Amanda has been an industry professional more than 10 years. She has worked on network television, commercial and theatrical projects including many self-produced shorts. 1 Revolution has been a labor of love from the start taking over 3 years to produce with vast amounts of footage and a constricted budget. The film succeeded due to Amanda's determination and skill, where she often stepped in as a camera op or editor when needed in order to complete the film.