Company: Kaptein Media
Discipline: Rowing
Year: 2017
Director: Rozemyn Afman
Editing: Wouter van Luijn
Photos: Reinout Steenhuizen
Soundtrack: Regard Ibrahim
Producer: Guusje van Deuren, Rianne Poodt & Rozemyn Afman
Time: 17 min



In 2016, against all odds, Alexander van Holk secured his qualification as a single sculler at the Paralympic Games in Rio and thus completed an almost impossible transition from a top investment banker to an elite athlete in under two years time. Despite his dramatic life story, Alexander seems to possess a limitless motivation to be the best at everything he sets his mind to. We observe how he prepares for the Games whilst his inspiring story challenges the audience to rethink the way we deal with adversity and sorrow.