Victoria’s Foil tells the story of 22-year-old wheelchair fencer Victoria Isaacson on a multi-year journey to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. She competes not only against her opponents, but a life-altering disease, mounting debt, and eventually, the coronavirus pandemic.

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Victoria suffers from what she calls a hidden disability, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects her connective tissues.

The documentary touches upon her self-doubt, as she begins to rely on her wheelchair more often. We also follow her hopes and dreams of leaving a mark in the athletic world when she thought that she would no longer be able to live a normal life.

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Victoria’s Foil premieres Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7 p.m. on CPTV and streaming on this page and other CPTV digital platforms.

It will encore on CPTV on Saturday, May 8 at 11 a.m. and Monday, May 10 at 10 p.m.; and on CPTV Spirit on Wednesday, May 5 at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m., and Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

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