1. "What do we need to be happy?"

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    from Oleg Kalyan / Added

    6,369 Plays / / 144 Comments

    "Что нужно для счастья?" A life story of two disabled, in brief, Vova and Tanya, from Ukraine, who found each other and took there life as a destiny, to walk through together. Краткая история жизни двух Украинских людей с ограниченными возможностями, нашедших друг друга, принявших свою судьбу, жизнь, пройти через которую нужно вместе. Тhe wedding day was filmed by Ruslan Sidorovich. Свадебный день снят Русланом Сидоровичем. Тhe interview was filmed as part of 9th International Forum of photo&video makers. Интервью, рассказ сняты в рамках 9-го Международного Форума видеомейкеров и фотографов. При поддержке Черниговского городского Общественного объединения инвалидов "ШАНС". Свет на сцене: Юлий Назаров, Комтел. Звук, запись на сцене: Виктор Странник, Realmusic. Режиссер, оператор: Олег Кальян. Сьемка на сцене: Степан Опрышко, Андрей Олаг. Монтаж: Максим Морозов, Олег Кальян.

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    • Judy and Sophie's Story - Helping Hands

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      from Trillium Studios / Added

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      December 11, 2013 Update: During the making of the film, Judy and Sophie’s Story, we fell in love with the indefatigable Judy Zappia, her adoring husband, George Imbrie, and her helper monkey, Sophie. Judy and George battled long and hard with Judy’s Multiple Sclerosis and they gave us their story “straight up.” Judy died earlier this month. We will miss her. ***** Judy met George while on a sailing trip in the Caribbean. They fell in love, married, and began an active life in Vermont. From the moment Judy discovered she had progressive multiple sclerosis, life for the couple began to change in ways they could have never predicted. By the summer of 2011, Judy had long lost her ability to walk and most of the motion in her upper body. George had become a full time caregiver. This is the story of how Sophie, a capuchin monkey, came to change both of their lives. Produced by Cary Wolinsky Directed and edited by Yari Wolinsky www.trilliumstudios.com vimeo.com/trilliumstudios Music from Nine Inch Nails' "Ghosts I-IV" album. For more information, check out: ghosts.nin.com/​main/​home Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities. Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, their monkeys are placed at no cost with disabled people and their families. For more information, please visit www.monkeyhelpers.org

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      • THE CLIMB - An epic challenge.

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        from Mauro Mancini / Added

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        I believe that "The Climb" shows how tenacity and willpower let us go beyond our limits. The Climb is an unbelievable challenge of a disabled athlete! You really can't miss this! The climb tells about the epic challenge of Luca Galimberti who climbed the Monte Rosa mountain on a cross-country sledge for paraplegic people, using his arms strenght only. Luca is affected by Adrenoleukodystrophy and by Addison's disease and the peak he reached is Cresta Rossa, 3.660 meters high. The climb - director's cut version.- La scalata (English subtitles) Written and directed by Mauro Mancini Produced by Movimento Film with Rai Cinema for Telethon With Luca Galimberti, Martha Adele Beuchod and Lorenzo Galimberti Executive Producer Mario Mazzarotto Original soundtrack Gabriele Ortenzi Cinematographer Marco Preti Editor Krieath Production sound mixer Luca venchiarutti Post-production Technicolor

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        • Handiflight 2011, Switzerland

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          from Yannick Barthe / Added

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          Fourth international Meeting of Disabled Pilots, 17th to 24th of July 2011. For the fourth year, the aero club of Gruyère is organising a worldwide meeting of disabled pilots to share experience and to offer special training in mountain flying. Gruyère is the only airfield in Switzerland offering disabled people instruction in glider or power flight. For this fourth edition, 40 glider and powered aircraft pilots and paragliders from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, USA, Sweden, Poland, Scotland, England, Belgium, France, Germany and Italy have shared the pleasure of flying in this amazing region. Brian Jones is the Honorary President of the event. He participated with Bertrand Piccard in the first non-stop balloon flight around the world and is the co-founder of the Winds of Hope Foundation. The godmother is Dorine Bourneton, Honorary President of the French Aero-Club’s disabled pilots association. Breitling is sponsoring this event. Many thanks to our honorary guests Yves Rossy, www.jetman.com and Jasmin Rechsteinerwill, www.misshandicap.ch. Firedance performed by Franziska Neuhaus, www.firedancing.ch A special thanks to Franziska for her amazing support all the week and for her great work for the interviews. Many thanks to my friends Daniel and Sarah, to Tahan and Yves, to all the team and to all our visitors. Filmed and edited by Yannick Barthe, www.yannickbarthe.ch with a Sony HVR-Z1, a Sony NEX-VG10 and 3 GoPro HD. Assistant and Interviewer Franziska Neuhaus. Music with web license by Chris Haigh and Ben Beiny Facebook : http://tiny.cc/6be0e Blog : http://tiny.cc/nokqb Map : http://tiny.cc/2lwte

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          • Kiesha in Zurich

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            Kiesha Crowther Little Grandmother, one of the 12 young Shaman wisdom keepers to establish the "Tribe of many colors" recently was on a European Tour spreading her message on how to start living from the heart. She also speaks about our ancestors, the pole shift, where the extraterrestrials are hiding and what we can do to change our world and heal Mother Earth. This is a 25 minutes summary of her workshop in Zurich, Switzerland of early November 2010. Two shorter videos on 2012 and various subjects will be published soon. The workshop was held in two languages (English with German translation) but we compiled for you only the English original. Other videos on Kiesha: NEW: Kiesha speaks on 2012: http://www.vimeo.com/16830337 NEW: Q & A with Kiesha Crowther: http://www.vimeo.com/17023911 One with Nature: http://www.vimeo.com/11191065 All videos produced by Kedar Misani from Zurich LINKS: http://www.tribeofmanycolors.net http://littlegrandmother.net http://www.crystalsun.ch/en/ www.livestream.com/2012truth

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            • Out Of Isolation

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              from Frank Moore / Added

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              A surreal erotic examination of an intimate relationship of need. 1989. For my poem that this is based on, go to http://www.eroplay.com/chappedlap/outofisolation.html A passion play about two special people unlocking each other from their prisons. A dance of melting communication, an opera of noises. Starring Frank Moore and Linda Sibio. "One of the most erotic things I've ever seen." Richard Schechner "Honorable Mention Award, Feature Length Video--East Bay Video Festival" It ('Out of Isolation') was the best film, in many respects, that I have ever seen. It is a classic, underground masterpiece, and I was deeply impressed by (Frank Moore's) sense of movement, aesthetic, humanity and taboo." Jim Cohn, St. Lawrence University ("Out of Isolation") "stayed in my mind far more persistently than I first expected, at least based on what the film-makers with millions of dollars at their disposal call 'production values' and 'professional polish'. What most of these high-priced pieces lack, of course, is substance and a genuinely different -- and deeply challenging -- point of view. Something to shake up, shatter, shame, inspire, perspire, ponder and play with long after the cassette gets rewound. Your films did that for me: they are definitely not easy to absorb, follow, or even 'enjoy' in the ordinary pop-culture sense. But you don't forget watching them, ever." Scott Lankford, Foothill College. "And the central irony of the title 'Out of Isolation' as it is revealed is truly unforgettable: the nurse's everyday American loneliness is so much sadder, so much more impenetrable than that of the man she hopes to 'cure.' In this sense, the film makes a bold attempt to break through the cultural/intellectual isolation of the viewer; to stretch our imaginations in ways they have never been moved and stretched before due to our own cradle-to-grave institutionalization within the rigid mindset of everyday America. Which may explain why, even when the film seems painful to watch, it remains powerful: it stretches the imagination in new and different, sometimes painful directions." Scott Lankford, Foothill College "A very powerful film." Jack Foley “That’s simply lovely. It also spells out to me why you are admirable, why someone handled – of course, what else -- by bony fingers, could emerge without a shred of self-pity and with a true, an unsentimental love of humanity encompassing the most uncompromising rejection of those who make life miserable for the vast majority, whether “normal” or disabled. Obviously someone who cannot enjoy physical pleasures available to the rest of us – running, swimming, skiing, using one’s muscles in competition with nature or other humans – will particularly explore the pleasures of sex, and will pose to the rest of us questions as to the “appropriateness” of our behaviors in that regard.” Bill Mandel “Enjoyed watching “Out of Isolation”. Although I don’t think enjoyed is the proper word. It was somewhat challenging in that it was sad to think of the way people can be treated.” Annie Sprinkle, performance artist “(Out of Isolation) about the nurse and the institutionalized man stretches time in an almost painful way, a true horror film in the deepest sense, imaging that life, knowing that is basically the way it is for many people, and I appreciate you making that, and showing it on your site. Of course, the nurse’s lines were funny, as well, keeping it from pure pathos, and the beginning was so mysterious, really brilliantly drawing us in and pushing us away cyclically.” Tantra, artist

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              • SEATRAC | Nikos Logothetis

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                SEATRAC is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. It has also been recognized as an Audience Favorite. View more Semifinalist films at https://vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362. After an accident left Makis unable to swim, he decided to do something for him and for every disabled person. Director Nikos Logothetis DP Chris Ortentzio DP Kostas Fasoulas  Original music Leonardo Galanakis Editing Kostas Bitinis

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                • Preview - Uwe geht zu Fuß (Uwe is walking)

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                  from Florian von Westerholt / Added

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                  A preview at a documentation about a man with Down syndrome and his community. Title: Uwe geht zu Fuß (Uwe is walking). Coming on June 4, 2009. Length: 78 min. Look at http://www.amazon.de/Uwe-geht-zu-Fuss-Pelzel/dp/3981297008 Sorry, its in German. Hope, you will enjoy it anyway. Cam: Sony EX 1, Letus extreme 35mm adapter. Recorded in 720/50p. Lenses: Nikon 28, 50, 80 and 135mm For further informations please visit our channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/uwegehtzufuss

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                  • continue

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                    from Jeffrey Rosenbluth / Added

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                    Continue is 28 sports in 28 minutes. Individuals with spinal cord injury play in Utah, Idaho, California, and Belize. This high definition project shows the specialized equipment that removes any barriers to participation after paralysis. Beautiful scenes and an original soundtrack help change the focus from disability to endless opportunity. Continue intends to leave it's viewers with many questions and a desire to get them answered. Originally intended for the newly injured; a positive image of life and recreation burned into visual memory to be accessed when ready, Continue can be appreciated by anyone who would like to see how few limitations exist for recreation after spinal cord injury. Free and wide distribution will enable rehabilitation professionals to use Continue as a standard educational tool, ensuring that individuals throughout the world will all know what is possible.

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                    • Unstoppables clip #1 (English)

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                      This is the introduction to our UNSTOPPABLE characters! Totally Inspiring people setting an example for us all. We have made a documentary following these amazing "Unstoppables" as they prepare for the Paralympic Games in London 2012. You can follow our progress on our web site www.unstoppablesdocumentary.com You too can be Unstoppable. For more information contact info@blacktrainfilms.com

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