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Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory
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Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory

東京パラリンピック愛と栄光の彩天 (Tokyo Pararinpikku Ai to Eiko no Saiten)
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© 1965 KADOKAWA

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This summer, Tokyo will be the first city to host the Paralympic Games on two separate occasions. This frank and intimate documentary—recently rediscovered and restored after being forgotten in storage for decades—offers a fascinating glimpse of the first occasion in 1964, the 2nd official Paralympics, by following the journey of several pioneering Japanese athletes whose participation (along with that of over 300 other athletes from 20 countries) helped raise disability awareness and change prevailing stigmas in their home country.

1965. 63 min. DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kimio Watanabe.

This program is part of our Passing the Torch series, a celebration of the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games.


Japan Society Film's programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masako H. Shinn, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, George Gallagher, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, and Masu Hiroshi Masuyama.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

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