“I don’t blame my parents that I was born like this. I don’t blame fate that I am different from others. I don’t want your pity. I will prove to myself and the rest of the world that I’ve got willpower, perseverance, courage, ability, and my value as a human being is the same as yours.” – Douangchay Southamamvong, Savannakhet.
As part of World Education’s USAID-funded TEAM project, sub-recipient ADDP worked to organize the “Para Sports Awareness Raising Program” through the development of wheelchair basketball in local provinces from May 2016 – August 2017. As a part of this initiative, a short film was developed to show how persons with disabilities can be empowered and motivated by sports as an entry point to social integration.
The film was produced, filmed, and directed by Anysay Keola from Lao New Wave Cinema, a local film company with international recognition.