Joyce Agape 極限輪椅舞/ DV/ Short Documentary 觀察記錄短片/ Color/ 7:26 minutes
Cinematographer/ Director: Chun-Yi Hsieh
2009 36th Student Film Academy Award – Region 3 Finalist/United State
2009 15th Palm Springs International Short Film Festival/United State
2009 58th Melbourne International Film Festival/Australia
Synopsis of the film
A rousingly inspiring story of a troupe of wheelchair bound dancers.
In Changhua County, Taiwan, a group of polio survivors use wheelchairs to dance. They are disabled. But still happy, alive and love to challenge themselves.
Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century. The disease caused paralysis and death. They are the latest generation of polio survivors in Taiwan. Through their dance, they hope to accomplish their dream of building a home for the old, poor, and child‐less polio survivors from another generation. Through their dance, they hope that more people will understand and care. Any income from the performance will be put into the funds to accomplish this dream.
Statement of Director
I hope tell audiences about the happiness of life. The protagonists are disabled but they are still happy, alive and also love to challenge themselves. I hope the audiences could be inspired by this documentary.