Mind Set Go
Season 3 of the documentary series Mind Set Go begins production of eight new episodes in Vancouver, BC. Acclaimed Paralympic medalist Stephanie Dixon joins the team as the series’ lead expert. Dixon is a retired Canadian swimmer who is considered one of the world’s best and is leading Canada at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as chef de mission. Born missing her right leg and hip, Dixon began swimming at the age of two and went on to win 19 Paralympic medals, seven of which are gold.
The new season of Mind Set Go chronicles the three-month journey of individuals living with injury, disability or chronic pain, as they push the limits of their physical and mental barriers to lead a healthy, fit life. In each episode, one participant seeks to understand and overcome their negative coping behaviours, all with the encouragement and insight of various Canadian Paralympians and lead experts who have triumphed over their own adversity and learned that a positive mindset is the key to overcoming barriers. At the end of three months, each participant tackles a physical objective that reveals how their lives and attitudes have progressed over the course of their journey to health. Mind Set Go airs on AMI-tv. Viewers can also watch episodes online at http://www.ami.ca/category/mind-set-go. The series features Integrated Described Video (IDV) and is accessible to audience members who are blind or partially sighted.
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Man vs. Machine
1997 was a momentous year for Canadian sport: Jacques Villeneuve was the first Canadian to win the Formula 1 World Championship, and Larry Walker was the first Canadian to win the National League MVP. In the wake of their exceptional achievements, both Villeneuve and Walker were shortlisted to win the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s outstanding athlete of the year, and so the 1997 judging panel faced an impossible decision. Only one of these great athletes could win, and Villeneuve was ultimately awarded the honour.
Through their own words and alongside those of their families, coaches, teammates and rivals, MAN VS. MACHINE reveals the extraordinary career paths that saw Villeneuve and Walker reach such great heights in these traditionally ‘non-Canadian’ sports, while members of the 1997 Lou Marsh judging panel reveal how they finally came to their controversial decision - one that is still being questioned to this day.
MAN VS. MACHINE is produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Bell Media and directed by Simon Ennis. The documentary is part of the Canadian Screen Award-winning 6-episode original series ENGRAVED ON A NATION which returns exclusively to TSN.
Anaïd Productions produces award-winning, dynamic, and internationally recognized real-life and dramatic television series. Anaïd is committed to creating diverse programming with high production values and compelling content, often irreverent and always entertaining.
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