The Paralympics are currently being held in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to creating competition, these competitions are a kind of honoring the efforts of the physically and physically disabled, who, despite their limitations, have continued on their way with hope, and some of them have brought many honors to their country. If we look at the life of each of these disabled people, we will see interesting and ups and downs of the uneven path they have taken to reach the world championships. The role of cinema as a tool to reflect these stories is undeniable, and in world cinema, significant works have been made about the lives of heroes with physical disabilities. Many of these films also have a motivating function for the disabled community. The following is an overview of some of these works.
1. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
- Director: Rosson Marshall Treber
- Cast: James Lebrecht, Joseph O'Connor
- Product: 2020
The first film on our list is a documentary directed by Nicole Newman and James Labriet, produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's film company Higher Ground Productions and won an Academy Award. This film is about Camp Jund It was welcomed by people with acute physical disabilities in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. But Crip Camp also addresses the American society of those years' misguided view of the disabled and the fragility of many of these disabled people from other detention camps. This film shows real and historical images of the camps for the disabled and the spirit and motivation of the people present in these places.
2. Walk. Ride. Rodeo
- Director: Connor Elaine
- Cast: Spencer Lucky, Missy Payne
- Product: 2019
This film is categorized as a motivational film for people with disabilities and can be very effective. Road, Go, Bran, Rodeo is based on a true story about the life of equestrian hero Amberler Snyder. At the age of 19, the young girl was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident and lost all her life in a few seconds. But with the help of physical and mental therapists, he can resume riding with bipedal paralysis. 3. Breathe
- Director: Andy Sarkis >
- Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy
- Product: 2017
The drama is based on the life story of Robin Cavendish, an activist in the field of disability in the world. Robin is a 28-year-old man who suffers from polio as a child and develops a disability from the neck down at a young age. He struggles with depression at first, but then comes back to life with the help of his friend and wife, and steps on the wheel by developing an oxygen machine on a wheelchair. Kavandish is one of the last survivors of polio after the eradication of this disease in the world. The film is also made with the capital of his son, Jonathan Kavandish, a famous British producer.
4. Me before you
- Director: Thea Sharook
- Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
- Product: 2016
- Director: Rob Brent
- Cast: Craig Roberts, Paul Rad
- Product: 2016
This film, like the previous one, revolves around the relationship between a nurse and a patient with a disability. Principles of Care is based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Owenson. In this film, a writer, due to his personal problems, is forced to take care of a young boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy and has to continue his life in a wheelchair. The author and the disabled boy embark on a different journey together to discover the attractions of American roads. One of the features of this film is the portrayal of disability, without overly dramatic treatment, and it forces the audience to accept the disabled person as a normal human being.
6. The Theory of Everything
- Director: James Marsh
- Cast: Eddie Redmin, Philistine Jones
- Product: 2014
The most important film on this list, which shows one of the lasting images of successful disabled people in the world. The Theory of Everything is the life story of Stephen Hawking, the most prominent physicist and cosmologist of the century, who was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called ESL while studying at Cambridge University. But Steven does not lose motivation and effort to work on his theories and studies, and while doctors have told him he will live only two years, he will live until 50 years later. The Theory of Everything is based on the book The Journey to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, the physicist's first wife. The film has been acclaimed at many international festivals.
7. The Intouchables
- Director: Olivier Nakashe, Eric Toledano
- Cast: Franois Clouseau, Omar C
- Product: 2011
The seventh film on our list is a comedy from French cinema. A film that instead of dealing with the emotional and dramatic life of a disabled person, puts him in funny situations. "Unreachable" has also become one of the best-selling films in French cinema with its story and special payment. The film is based on a true story and tells the life of a wealthy and immoral writer named Philip, who is paralyzed from the neck down due to a parachute fall. Philip hires a man named Driss to take care of himself, and the film's comedic adventures begin with the arrival of this black man who also has a history of robbery and imprisonment. Philip, who has lost those around him because of his intolerable morals, arrives at the place with Driss, laughing in the car.
8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
- Director: Julien Schnabel
- Cast: Matthew Amalric
- Product: 2007
This is one of the most prestigious films made about the disabled, which has represented French cinema at many international festivals and has won numerous awards at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Cannes. "Diving and Butterfly Clothes", like many of the films on our list, is based on the true life story of a physically disabled person. Jean-Dominique Bobby was a French journalist and editor-in-chief of the old magazine Al. The syndrome that made him unable to move physically except blink. Bobby wrote his experiences in this book with the help of the only means of communication, his eyelids, in a book of the same name, and with the help of his nurses and those around him. The book became the basis for the screenplay for "Diving and Butterfly Costumes", which was released in France in 2007.
- Director: Taylor Hackford
- Cast: Jimmy Fox
- Product: 2004
Black Boy Ray was born into a poor family on a Florida farm in the United States. Lack of proper care causes him to lose his sight due to glaucoma at the age of 7. But Ray's interest and talent in music makes him continue his path to the pinnacle of pride and become one of the most memorable figures in American jazz and R&B. This is the life story of Ray Charles, whom Frank Sinatra described as "the only true genius in our profession." "Ray" is based on the life of this American musician who made lasting pieces of music with two blind eyes and became world famous. Famous Hollywood actor Jimmy Foxx also won the Oscar for this film for playing Ray.
10. My Left Foot
- Director: Jim Schreiden
- Cast: Daniel DeLouis
- Product: 1989
11. The Terry Fox Story
- Director: Ralph .Al Thomas
- Cast: Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall
- Product: 1983
Tri Fox is one of the symbols of Canada. A man who is so popular with the government and the nation for his ongoing efforts to educate and educate people about cancer that a statue of him has been erected on a main thoroughfare in Ottawa, Canada. Terry, who lost one of his legs to bone marrow cancer, used a prosthetic leg to travel long distances around one of his home states to raise money to treat cancer patients. The movie "Terry Fox Story" was made in a way to appreciate and introduce this face to the world with the participation of the United States and Canada.
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