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Download the discussion guide for the documentary My Way to Olympia and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

My Way to Olympia: Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use this documentary to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. In contrast to initiatives that foster debates in which participants try to convince others that they are right, this document envisions conversations undertaken in a spirit of openness in which people try to understand one another and expand their thinking by sharing viewpoints and listening actively. The discussion prompts are intentionally crafted to help a wide range of audiences think more deeply about the issues in the film. Rather than attempting to address them all, choose one or two that best meet your needs and interests. And be sure to leave time to consider taking action. Planning next steps can help people leave the room feeling energized and optimistic, even in instances when conversations have been difficult.

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Film Information

My Way to Olympia (60 min.)

Premiere Date: July 7, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

Photos: Download Here

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Niko von Glasow Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Season Announcement | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Niko von Glasow
Niko von Glasow

Film Update

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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