Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory

March 24, 2021
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Now streaming through May 28th 

This summer, Tokyo will be the first city to host the Paralympic Games on two separate occasions. This frank and intimate documentary—recently rediscovered and restored after being forgotten in storage for decades—offers a fascinating glimpse of the first occasion in 1964, the 2nd official Paralympics, by following the journey of several pioneering Japanese athletes whose participation (along with that of over 300 other athletes from 20 countries) helped raise disability awareness and change prevailing stigmas in their home country.

1965. 63 min. DCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Kimio Watanabe.

Tickets: $10 / $8 members for 5-day rental after purchase, with a 48-hour viewing window.
Special offer: Rent all three films in this series together for $24 / 20% off members.

This program is part of our Passing the Torch series, a celebration of the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games.

Japan Society Film’s programs are generously supported by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Masako H. Shinn, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, George Gallagher, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, Laurel Gonsalves, David S. Howe, and Masu Hiroshi Masuyama.

Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.

  • March 24, 2021 – May 31, 2021