A Netflix Documentary: Sisters On Track

An intimate portrait of girlhood following three determined sisters in Brooklyn as they race against all odds on a journey toward hope, belonging and a brighter future. Three track star sisters face obstacles in life and in competition as they pursue Junior Olympic dreams in this extraordinary coming of age journey. Check out the trailer streaming June 24th

 

Synopsis:
Sisters on Track chronicles the coming-of-age story of the Sheppard sisters: Tai, Rainn, and Brooke who were propelled into the national spotlight in 2016 with their first-time wins at the Junior Olympics. The resulting media storm landed the trio on the cover of Sports Illustrated Kids as “SportsKids of the Year” and they were able to move from shelters into their own home. The film offers a rare intimate glimpse into a tight-knit Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma and tragedy. With the support of their mother, Tonia Handy, and the guidance of coach Jean Bell, the Sheppard sisters aim to beat the odds, dream big and aspire to higher education as they are finding their voices as athletes and students – all while processing the growing pains of adolescence. At the heart of the story is the bond between sisters and an entire community of women, passing the baton of self-empowerment and hope through track and field, from one generation to another.
Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball on the Original Song:
“Working on “The Dream” for Sisters on Track was a really special moment for me. I felt like I woke up with the ladies in the morning, I felt the joy from the moments they shared and the perseverance from the trials. Creating melody and an anthem for them was joy work and an honor that came about after a call from Mark Batson and preview of their story. I hope everybody can be just as inspired by these ladies as I was writing this.”

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