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Reference : V-F-CR-F-02508-N
Date : 04/12/2018
Country/Region : LEBANON
Title : International day of disabled persons : sport gives hope for many
Duration : 00:11:17
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Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
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Description : Interviews with several players participating in the 1st Annual Hanna Lahoud International Wheelchair Basketball Tournamen held in Tripoli, Lebanon in DEcember 2018.
Abbas Nabil Karar from Iraq team : “I was wounded in 2007 after a terrorist attack, I had to leave school after that. I was disabled and desparate, but basketball became my only hope : it made me know that I am not just a disabled person, it raised me up.”
Laith al Mobayed from Syria team : “I received some training from here and there just to fulfill my dream to become part of the Syrian national team. If you do not blend with the society, the society won’t take you in. So the main thing you need to do is to have a goal. This experience makes you more seasoned and experienced and being part of the national team is a source of pride as I am representing my country. I hope I won’t disappoint anyone. My main message is that the family is everything and if they fail, they will be side-lined. We also have to be more productive and I wish everyone good luck as each effort shall be rewarded”.
Nabih Al Shabaan from Syria team : “Basketball gives me hope and I adore it and love playing it. I wish there were more attention paid to it. We need better wheelchairs and better trainings so we can compete in bigger championships. My parents always treated me the same as my brother, we are equal and [there is] no difference between disabled and non-disabled within my family. We all do chores and work around the house. Sports frees you and makes you better".
Zayed Rahem from Iraq team : “Sports means everything to me, it gave me motivation and be more social. Before, I did not even go out of the house but sport changed me. When I meet my team, I instantly feel better an change of mood. I bought the wheelchair I am play with on my expense, I have no sponsors whatsoever.”
Two others interviews – with the Indian team captain Suresh Karki and with player Javed Choudhari from the Indian team – close the footage.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : International day of disabled persons : sport gives hope for many
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