Blind long-distance runner Kurt Fearnley on the Red Carpet
Festival Director Dieter Kosslick and Federal President Joachim Gauck surrounded by the film team of "Gold - You Can Do More than You Think"
The film team surrounding director Niko von Glasow at the premiere of "My Way to Olympia".


Berlinale is making great films accessible barriere-free

For 15 years, the Berlinale is presenting films for hearing- and vision-impaired people. The festival aims to develop and deepen this engagement together with a partner.

In 2013 the Berlinale presented „Gold - You Can Do More than You Think”, directed by Michael Hammon and “My Way to Olympia”, directed by Niko von Glasow, two documentaries about the Paralympics 2012. Both film screenings had wheelchair access and audio-description. The subsequent audience discussions with the main protoganists of the films were translated into sign language. Alongside the swimmer Kirsten Bruhn, the wheelchair marathon athlete Kurt Fearnley and the long-distance runner Henry Wanyoike, the boccia champion Grigoris Polychronidis and the swimmer Christiane Reppe were present.  


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