Politically “incorrect” gang of disabled criminals featured in new filmby Beatrice Credi - 2017.02.17
A film about a gang of assassins in wheelchairs is out. ‘Roues libres’ tells the story about the adventure of two criminals, who are anything but common. Ruspaszov, ex-firman in a wheelchair for the last 3 years, due to an acciendent on the job, and, then, we have Zolika, 21-year-old who is crazy about comics, born with a motor disability. Neither accepts the situation very well and cynicism and alcohol don’t seem to lighten the load of their suffering. But, everything changes when, one helps the other to use their handicaps as a “cover” and they offer their “services” to the local mafia king. Directed by Hungarian, Attila Till, this irreverent undertaking divided the critics. Some saw it as “film with certain qualities”, precisely because it is so far from the politically correct plots that dominate the Big Screen whenever the “disabled” theme has to be dealt with; while others consider this novel approach a provocation that goes nowhere, in other words, useless. In the end, the public will have the last word.
An antibody provides new therapy for macular degeneration
For the first time a new therapy has demonstrated success with significantly slowing the progression of macular degeneration. A serious pathology that is the principle cause of blindness in the over-60 population for five million people throughout the world. According to the results of a clinical study published in Science Read More.
Parents with disabled children launch “crossed feet” campaign
“Crossed Feet” (Pieds croisés). This is the name of a new movement founded by French parents who have children with disabilities. Founded in June, 2017, the group launched a petition regarding the difficulties in the workplace for parents who have to take care of a child with a handicap: from Read More.
Summer stays for deaf-blind people
Guided tours, didactic farms, artisan workshops, games, sea and mountain walks. These are just some of the activities carried out during the summer stays organized in Italy by the Golden Wire League (Lega del Filo d’Oro) and dedicated to deaf-blind and multiple psychosensory impaired people. This is an opportunity for Read More.
Italian high school seniors with dyslexia have support for state exam
Many students with learning disabilities are among the high school seniors across Italy taking the end-of-high-school state exam. Of the approximately 505, 263 students taking the exam, 187,000 have been diagnosed with one or several learning difficulties: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia and dyscalculia. Which are learning difficulties that are identified during Read More.
When one can hear too much
Difficult to diagnose, relatively unknown, and often ignored. Hyperacusia, often referred to simply as the illness that makes you “hear too much” is, actually, more common than people think. An outspoken, revealing book recently published in France by Caroline Rémond has begun to shed some light on the pathology. The Read More.
His illness helped him become a musical prodigy
An incurable lung disease kept him from becoming the best french horn players in the UK. Ben Goldscheider, 19 years old, recently played Mozart in front of a public of 5,000, at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall. Despite his respiratory illness, he was able to display an enormous talent at Read More.