In China today over 80 million people have been born with or have developed a physical or mental disability.
In some cases their disability has stopped them having access to standard education and employment, but mostly it is the assumptions others have about their abilities and the discrimination they face in all areas of life which holds them back.
A Helping Hand is one of five video profiles from subjects interviewed in "We Are Different, We Are the Same."
Part III: A Helping Hand
Subject: Gong Changxiang
Disability: Mentally Disabled
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan
"We Are Different, We Are the Same" is a web documentary created to help break down barriers and stigmas surrounding China's large disabled population. The video gives a snap shot of disabled persons living throughout China.
To learn more about specific disabilities or if you are interested in the individual stories of people in these movies, please see the video profiles listed below.
"We Are Different, We Are the Same" was funded by Save the Children, the European Union and Kingfisher.
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