The coalminer’s daughter. The bartender. The police brutality activist. The grieving mother. Each looked at the man representing her in Congress and said, “I can do better.”
Goalball may have been designed for the blind, but one group of Brooklyn players proves that the sport is as dangerous, fast-paced and competitive as any you’ll find.
Ibrahim Shahadat has retinitis pigmentosa, a rare degenerative eye disease, but embraces his blindness as an asset rather than a disability. He is an overachiever who thinks his world would be shattered if he ever saw again. Ibrahim’s positive attitude has helped him become one of the top New York State players of goalball—a Paralympic sport for the visually impaired. As some of his teammates slowly lose their sight to the same culprit, Ibrahim helps them cope with the condition as their world progressively turns dark.
“Playing by Ear” is an abridged excerpt from the upcoming feature documentary “Shot in the Dark”; Shahadat is one of the main characters in the film.
“Who would look after him if I wasn’t here?” and other questions this mom asks herself every day.
Get up close and personal with the athletes of the reemerging ancient pastime of mallakamb, in Narratively’s first 360 film.
Once a year, residents of this mountainous island gather at two churches on opposite ends of town and launch 100,000 handmade rockets — directly at each other.
When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.
As Chinese investment turns this mineral-rich region into a cash cow, does the Southern Mongolian culture have any hope of survival? A few families are willing to fight for it.
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