Beautiful Planet Shorts
PEOPLE & CULTURE
harley and katya
Two figure skaters with one Olympic dream have a meteoric rise then a shocking fall. Why?
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Stranger Than Fiction Films
Winner - Best Sport Documentary - International Emmy Awards 2023
Nominated – Best Sports Documentary – Realscreen Awards 2024
Episode InformationIndigenous Sydneysider Harley Windsor, and the tiny but tenacious Ekaterina “Katya” Alexandrovskaya from Moscow, formed a magical partnership on the ice, making history for Australia and Harley becoming Australia’s first Indigenous Winter Olympian. But the unlikely duo’s fairytale rise becomes a disturbing and profoundly moving study of elite athletes who rise to the top of their discipline, and the toll that such an ascent can take. This Emmy award winning film features illuminating interviews with sports journalists, sporting officials and coaches in Australia and Russia, as well as Harley and members of his family. Katya’s voice is heard in Russian interviews.