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Adult Summer Event: Exercise Your Mind
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS POV documentary “My Way to Olympia” by Niko von Glasow.
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS POV documentary My Way to Olympia by Niko von Glasow.
Description: Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world’s best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately — or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary — this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are “a stupid idea.” Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London’s Paralympics competition in My Way to Olympia. As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get delightfully punctured. This documentary was an Official Selection of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. Watch the trailer at http://www.pbs.org/pov/olympia.
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