Paralympics, Disability, Blindness, Women, Sports, Documentary

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE


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Anne-Mette Bredahl has overcome many obstacles in her amazing life. She tackled blindness in her early 20s and survived a rare and potentially fatal illness in her 40s. She was the first blind person in Denmark to be trained as a clinical psychologist. Never having skied before she  lost her sight, Anne-Mette became a Paralympic gold medalist for Denmark in the biathlon and in cross country skiing. She even won a competition when she was 6 months pregnant. After just 10 weeks of training following a major illness and the birth of her son, Marcus, she still qualified for the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, B.C. Supported and encouraged by her Danish parents, her Norwegian guide/coach, and her English husband, Anne-Mette has excelled in life and sport. Her resilience and perseverance are sources of inspiration to others.

The closing quote in 'More Than Meets The Eye' asserts several central themes:

'My darkness has been filled by the light of intelligence....you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.' Helen Keller

Anne-Mette Bredahl's darkness has also been filled by the light of her intelligence. Her story may inspire others to face their own fears and overcome apparently insurmountable obstacles in their own lives.

"The film is wonderful and makes me want to do my best with the resources I have so it's a very strong message.  Thanks for making such a powerful film."
Nancy Schiesari, documentary filmmaker ("Hansel Mieth: Vagabond Photographer" and "Tattooed Under Fire")


"I have watched the film and I was very impressed, it's a good story."
David Head, Chief Executive, RP Fighting Blindness, UK


Official Selection
All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival
El Portal Theater, North Hollywood, CA
November 11-13, 2011
ALL SPORTS LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL


Official Selection
4th Brazilian International Disability Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo
August, September, October, 2011
ASSIM VIVEMOS

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BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
175 Tremont Street
9:00 pm Monday, April 18, 2011

"More Than Meets The Eye" will also be screened on the UNC campus
 at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in the Hanes Art Auditorium.
  There will be a short Q&A session following the screening
 as well as a short discussion of how people can help in the fight against blindness
 led by Jennifer Assaff from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.


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a documentary produced and directed by Hap Kindem
disability culture, women, and sport

Music by
THE GREENCARDS
BEARFOOT & ODESSA JORGENSEN
DANNY GOTHAM
GLENN MORRISSETTE

Selected for screening at the 5th International Disability Film Festival: Breaking Down Barriers in Sochi and Moscow, Russia, Oct - Nov 2010

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MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER!

BEST FILM contest winner at ISAPA 2011, Paris, France

INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY 3RD PLACE at All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, 2011

  BEST MOVIE THAT BREAKS STEREOTYPES at Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival
  Sponsored by the Sochi 2014 Committee for the Olympics and Paralympics and Perspektiva, an NGO devoted to disability rights in Russia

  http://culture.sochi2014.com/en/year2010/events/id1543/

Also selected for screening at the 10th Picture This...International Disability Film Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
currently scheduled for screening on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 11:00 AM



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GK PRODUCTIONS
203A Burlage Circle
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
gkindem@bellsouth.net

DTH Article on Gorham "Hap" Kindem


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Anne-Mette Bredahl and her husband, Paul G.R. Bowen, meet U.S. Ambassador to Norway, Barry B. White,
 after a NORAM screening of More Than Meets The Eye at the Ambassador's Residence in Oslo, Norway, March 31, 2011
see UNC-CH Arts & Sciences website article  (photo courtesy of Knut Kinne)

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