Unbeaten is an inspirational documentary film that chronicles the exploits of 31 paraplegics as they make their way in wheelchairs and handcycles over a 267 mile treacherous course in Alaska.
The film premiered at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the Nation’s Capitol before an appreciative audience of soldiers who had been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The film was directed by Steve Barber. Barber is an alumnus, class of 1978, of the now-defunct Augusta Military Academy (AMA) in Ft. Defiance, Virginia.
Barber was interviewed on CNN, ABC, and FOX News, in the company of a trooper who had lost a leg to an IED. Unbeaten is narrated by Dan Aykroyd, and took three years to make.
The course is the famous Sadler’s Alaska Challenge, which includes, among other things, a climb up a 10,000 foot mountain. The film chronicles the incredible planning, training and exertion that allowed these 31 fellows to complete the course.
A clip of the movie can be found at:
I am particularly proud to spread the word of this amazing film. My husband is also a proud alumnus of AMA, which has a dedicated alumni organization. AMA has produced some outstanding individuals.
To name a few:
William H. Armstrong, author of the book Sounder
Brigadier General Larry Nicholson, USMC, was the Commanding General, 2 D, Expeditionary Brigade, Task ForceLeatherneck, in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan