People tend to feel sorry for children with disabilities, but in this selection kids show that they don’t need anyone’s pity. They can do everything other people can—and more, if their family are by their side to give them support.
The story follows Kristjan, a cheerful and sociable 14-year-old quadriplegic student at an education centre for children with disabilities. Kristjan loves football and wants to become a sports commentator.
Neli Maraz. Slovenia, 2018
15 min. 6+
In early 1990s China, a little boy who has just moved to a large factory complex with his family, explores his new surroundings and discovers boys his age fascinated by a cute little girl who spends her days looking out from the window of an upstairs apartment.
Cheng Chao. China, 2018
15 min. 6+
In this documentary about an unlikely friendship, a biker named Gerrit teaches an 11-year-old Noël with autism to trust people and shows him how to communicate and interact with them.
The film will be introduced by Nicky Maas.
Nicky Maas. Netherlands, 2017
15 min. 12+
Let Us Dance
Two professional dancers come to Tahiti for a three-week dance therapy workshop for people with disabilities. Together, they prepare a show in which people with different abilities mix contemporary dance and traditional dances of Tahiti.
Jacques Navarro-Rovira. Tahiti, French Polynesia, 2016
56 min. 12+