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Behinderte Zukunft (1971)

Illuminating look at the way physically disabled people were dealt with in West Germany in the late 60's / early 70's.

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Illuminating look at the way physically disabled people were dealt with in West Germany in the late 60's / early 70's.

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"Obstructed Future"
8 April 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Worthwhile early documentary from Herzog exploring the different treatment accorded to the disabled in Germany and the USA. Given the then fairly recent history of Germany there are resonances in this film that will not have been lost on its original audience.

Certainly at the time the film was made disabled rights were decades ahead in the US; among other things this is a powerful and compassionate campaigning documentary.

See it with "Land of Silence and Darkness" if you can. The two films, made in the same year, share a lot and in fact I believe the making of the second flowed directly from the first.


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