Netflix 'Sisters on Track': Air time, how to watch, trailer and all about docu
In a world which has slowed down considerably after the pandemic, Netflix's upcoming documentary 'Sisters on Track' should be a heartening watch for those who want to get back on track again. Netflix documentary 'Sisters on Track' follows 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. According to the Netflix synopsis, the documentary is, "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."
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Air time and how to watch
'Sisters on Track' releases on June 24, 2021, at 3am EST on Netflix. You can also watch the documentary by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
A Netflix synopsis states, "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."
Tai Sheppard is the oldest of the Sheppard sisters at 16. While all three sisters qualified for the Junior Olympics in 2016 in multiple events, Tai qualified for the 400-meter run, the 800-meter run and the 80-meter hurdles.
Rainn Sheppard won the gold medal in the 3,000-meter race for her age group at the Junior Olympics. Rainn in an earlier interview has shared her big dreams saying, “I plan to go to the Olympics one day in (a distance race)." Rainn was 11 years old when she won the gold at the Junior Olympics. She is now 15 years old.
For the youngest Brooke Sheppard who placed second in the high jump in the Junior Olympics, she at the time in an interview said, "My goals are to get faster as a runner and jump higher." Brooke, who was nine at the time she participated in the Junior Olympics, is now 14 years old.
The trailer of 'Sisters on Track' is an inspiring look at the transformative effect sports can have on the lives of the youngsters. However it is not just sports, but sisterhood that forms the heart of this story.
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