Brighton Table Tennis Club is pleased to announce that following the extremely successful world premiere of their short film Believe That, the film will receive three further screenings, giving more people the opportunity to see this inspirational film.
Believe That is a 30-minute documentary by filmmaker Caleb Yule. The film follows the journey of ‘Team Santos’ (three players from Brighton Table Tennis Club called Harry Fairchild, Andrew Tonkin & Chris O’Flinn) as they prepare to represent their country at the European Down’s Syndrome Championships.
Their coach, Pedro Santos, leads them through a rigorous training regime which challenges our perceptions of people with Trisomy 21 Down’s Syndrome, what they are capable of and how they should be treated. Santos leads the T21 team with astounding energy, earnestness and patience, acting both kind and demanding to best develop three remarkable players. As a result, coach and player form strong, complex relationships, built upon immense love and mutual respect.
A deeply compassionate work, Believe That is an uplifting and educational profile an under represented community; it presents a deep insight into the focal trio, highlighting their range and depth of emotion, humour and individuality.
Believe That received a glowing reception from its inaugural audience and sold out the Duke of York Picturehouse at its premier on 11 June. Such was the success of the first screening three more screenings have been announced.
On Monday 2 July, Believe That will be screened at a red-carpet event at the Duke of York Picturehouse, starting at 6pm. The event will also include a drinks reception and Q&A session with the stars of the film. The other two screenings will take place on 6 August, also at the Duke of York Picturehouse, and on 8 July at Depot in Lewes.
Tim Holtam Founder and Director of Brighton Table Tennis Club said: “BTTC are absolutely delighted with the public response to the world premiere of Believe That. We are immensely proud of the players and coach in the film, it is a great story that has been told wonderfully by the incredibly talented Caleb Yule.”
Not only is the club a centre of sporting excellence, it has also recently been awarded Club of Sanctuary status by the International City of Sanctuary network for its work with young refugees in Brighton and Hove. It is the first club in the world to receive this award.
For more information about Brighton Table Tennis Club go to brightontabletennisclub.co.uk.
For more information and to book tickets for Believe That visit www.believethatfilm.com/screenings/