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My Way to Olympia
Exercise Your Mind Film Series


Description:

Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? Unfortunately — or fortunately for anyone seeking an insightful and funny documentary — this filmmaker frankly hates sports and thinks the games are "a stupid idea." Born with severely shortened arms, von Glasow serves as an endearing guide to London's Paralympics competition in My Way to Olympia. As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, his own stereotypes about disability and sports get delightfully punctured. Official Selection of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.

A film by Niko von Glasow

Run time: 60 minutes

This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. Find out more at www.pbs.org/pov

Refreshments will be served. Discussion to follow film.

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Beaver Dam, Horicon, Mayville, Hustisford, Burnett, Hartford, Watertown