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photo Challenge
Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins
By Amy Kaplan
Denver Center Media

Whether we are "weekend warriors" or elite athletes, participation in outdoor sports enriches everyone's lives, and this is no less true for people with physical and developmental disabilities. Challenge focuses on a number of determined people whose lives have been renewed through their participation in athletics. In an appealing magazine format, with minimal narration, they tell us their own stories in their own words. This beautifully photographed video introduces us to people with a variety of disabilities including blindness, mobility impairments, and deafness who participate in rock climbing, wheelchair tennis, golf, downhill and cross country skiing. None of these folks are out there trying to be "inspirational." They're just doing what they love to do, and the sky's the limit.

28 minutes
© 1997
Purchase $219 DVD
Order No. QA-266
ISBN (DVD) 1-57295-857-X

"An excellent video that deserves a wide audience. It intersperses sports action shots with personal interviews that illuminate important social and psychological issues." MC Journal

"Well made and visually appealing. Expands its audience's understanding of disabled people and is particularly useful for disabled populations and those who work with them." Science Books & Films

Awards & Conference Screenings
CINE Golden Eagle
Merit Award, Superfest
Heartland Emmy Winner
American Association of Spinal Injury Nurses
Paralympic Winter Games, Nagano, Japan

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