The Source Film Club will present a screening of ‘Unbreakable’, the inspirational story of Mark Pollock whose determination to overcome his physical disabilities forms the basis for this powerful documentary by Ross Whitaker.
This moving film documents the trials which Mark has had to undergo in his life and his resolve to overcome them. A Commonwealth Games medal winner who has competed in endurance races across deserts and mountains as well as the polar ice caps, Mark lost his sight at the age of twenty-two.
However, this handicap did not stop him achieving his goals and he became the first blind person to race to the South Pole in 2008. Tragically, in July 2010 and just weeks from his wedding Mark sustained terrible injuries in a fall twenty-five feet from a second story window which left him paralysed from the waist down. As he undergoes rehabilitation Mark tells of his continuing mission to help find a cure for paralysis, a mission which takes us to the cutting edge of medical science and robotics. Unbreakable also follows Mark’s loving relationship with his fiancée Simone, from the heartbreak they have endured together to their combined efforts to overcome the obstacles life has thrown at them.
Six years in the making, Whitaker’s film is truly a testament to the endurance of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
‘Unbreakable’ will be screened at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm. The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Ross Whitaker.
Tickets: €9 (€7 concession & €5 for Film Club members). Call 0504-90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.