Film: 5659

Social History | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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Disability 1970's
Children wave goodbye to dad as he goes to work. This is a very natural film filmed in the home and area of the family. A handicapped disabled boy wears special shoes and leg supports; Mother provides the film's commentary and children's dialogue is heard, Breakfast after grace; Washtime in the bathroom; Mum washes his lower-half as he cannot reach; Helps with washing-up; Plays a game with his brothers and sisters; Pet canary; At the park he has a go on the round-a-bout & watches other children play ball & then joins in for a short time. He's definitely one of the family.
Boy has Spina Bifida he is paralysed from the waist down.


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