“Forget everything you thought you knew about strength.”
The ‘Superhumans’ video series embraces their adversity with such gusto that they will attest it is just as hard for them to imagine a life with their handicaps removed as it would be for us to imagine our lives with them. It is a cinematic masterpiece on shooting, storytelling, editing, sound track, but most importantly in tone. There is no maudlin pity, only pride. No freak-show gawking, only admiration.
The whole Paralympic extravaganza is a celebration of turning adversity to advantage as much as it is of exceptional sport, competition and athleticism. And Channel 4 captures the spirit and sentiment masterfully.
(Here is a link for the video that can be viewed in the USA)
On to the Paralympics!