The story of a girl with dwarfism

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2013.04.23
The story of a girl with dwarfism
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"Gabriela lives her dreams" is the title of a short film that documents the daily life of a girl suffering from achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Gabriela Zamfir is a young Romanian who lives and works in Spain cleaning the public swimming pool in Roquetas de Mar in Andalusia. Ten years ago she left Romania, where her disability caused rejection and misunderstanding. Apart from the difficulty of finding work, the film also talks about Gabriela's daily struggle in every-day activities, such as finding shoes that fit, withdrawing money from an ATM or catching a bus, all of which can be challenging for very short people. The film is part of a project run by the Disabled Association of Verdiblanca, which is publishing one film every month throughout 2013. Each film documents men and women with disabilities talking about their desires, achievements, difficulties, struggles and successes.

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