Freestyle Life

Director: Adam Palenta

written, directed, shot & edited by Adam Palenta sound by Daniel Gąsiorowski music by Motion Trio artistic supervision by Jacek Bławut production manager Sylwia Rajdaszka executive producer Ewa Jastrzębska produced by Polish Filmmakers Association, Munk Studio, Telewizja Polska co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
colour, 11′
Poland 2012


It seems like just a regular race when the camera captures the Paralympics competitors before the start swimming. However, their concept of competition sets them apart, as the swimmers do not compete with opponents but with their own disabilities while supporting each other as if to prove that sport is more than the search for triumph over rivals. It is also the exuberance of youth, power of competition and true sportsmanship emotions.