A documentary film on openly gay Olympic diver Greg Louganis will premiere next month at the AFI DOCS Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

Back on Board: Greg Louganis follows Louganis over the past three years as he reunites with the sport that he once dominated.

“With unprecedented access Back on Board reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving,” the film's description reads. “It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. Back on Board is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.”

The feature is from award-winning filmmakers Cheryl Furjanic (Sync or Swim) and Will Sweeney (The Royal Tenenbaums).

“Before Jason Collins, before Michael Sam, Greg Louganis was blazing trails. His story touches on so many important moments in American history including the Olympics, the AIDS epidemic, the gay rights movement, and even the recent home foreclosure crisis,” said producer Will Sweeney. “Greg’s return to diving gave us a natural way to tell his unique story and explore his enduring legacy.”

Director Cheryl Furjanic added: “As an openly gay filmmaker, I've always admired Greg and I saw this as an opportunity to reintroduce his story to the world; he has seen life's highest highs and lowest lows and his incredible resilience has so much to teach us all.”