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Who better to cover the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker?

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Filmmaker Niko von Glasow discusses the making of his film My Way to Olympia with filmmaker Geoffrey Smith.

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Table tennis player Aida Husic Dahlen represents Norway in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Athlete Matt Stutzman competes in archery at the London 2012 Paralympics.

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Paraplegic boccia player Greg Polychronidis competes for gold in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Rwanda's sitting volleyball team competes in the London 2012 Paralympics.

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Paralympian Greg Polychronidis explains to filmmaker Niko von Glasow his motivations for competing in the Games.

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Filmmaker Niko von Glasow and athlete Greg Polychronidis discuss disabilities and sports.

  • Updated on October 5, 2015

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Until Nov. 3, 2015

Film Information

My Way to Olympia (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 7, 2014

Streaming Dates: Oct. 5, 2015 – Nov. 3, 2015

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Filmmaker: Niko von Glasow Bio | Interview | Statement

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Critical Acclaim

A fresh, funny, uplifting documentary about disabled athletes. By making himself part of the story, Niko von Glasow enriches the film with his own life experience, but also with deadpan charm and irreverent humor.

— Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

[von Glasow] starts defying expectations. . . . By the film's end, do you sense that you know these athletes' stories and feelings better than you would have with a conventional approach? The likely answer is yes.

— Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

This is only partially a story of the glory of sport, or the pluckiness of the physically challenged. . . . von Glasow is . . . less interested in who wins than in their family dynamics and inner life.

— Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

Forced to participate in athletics as a kid, [von Glasow] grew up hating sports—which doesn't keep his film. . . from being touching, funny and even inspirational.

New York Daily News

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