TOKYO PARALYMPICS: FESTIVAL OF LOVE AND GLORY
In 1964, the Tokyo Olympics had concluded successfully while another sports event, invested with significance, was about to begin. Known at the time as "Tokyo Games for the Physically Handicapped," it was the second iteration of what we now celebrate as the Paralympic Games. Opened by then Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko, the event attracted athletes from around the world and showcased their fortitude as they push themselves beyond their limits. We learn about the early movement toward Paralympic competition as well as individual stories of the participants.
Made in 1965 the film is a fascinating time capsule, full of hope and reflecting Japan’s reemergence into the world.
Produced by "Nichigei Sougou Production"/ Akira Uehara
Distributed by KADOKAWA