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No Heroes is a documentary on wheelchair basketball and its fluid relationship to disability. The movie records extensive snapshots from a 7 month period of the yearly “life cycle” of ASKA Marousi, a wheelchair basketball team from Athens, Greece.
The team agreed for a movie crew to follow all of its proceedings during the 2018-19 season, allowing its members to film (among others) training sessions, games and traveling procedures. The athletes and coach also gave frequent interviews during this time span, providing with deep insights on wheelchair basketball, on the experience of disability and on the institutional impediments to the growth of Paralympic sports in Greece.
ASKA Marousi consists of both men and women athletes, as well as athletes who migrated to Greece in recent years, thus presenting a culturally diverse mosaic, which in turn adds to the mixture of differences, stemming from the variety of kinetic disabilities. The basketball court serves as a space for these differences to be renegotiated to such an extent, that they are able to challenge popular significations of disability. No Heroes presents an effort to tangle with those particular concepts.
Audience Award @ 14th Documentary Film Festival Chalkida Greece/ DOCFEST Chalkida
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