Manu, High on Wheels| 51mins
Director: Vincent Deveux | Producer: Vincent Deveux
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Belgium
Manu and Erol, the kings of Belgian wheelchair-football promised each other to lead their team, the MEC, up to the French 1st Division. Erol died. The film follows Manu in his challenge, captures the intimacy of severely disabled athletes, although almost like others, they are primarily competitive. It draws a nuanced portrait of Manu, not really a hero but a good captain, determined to fight against wind, tides and his myopathy to lead his ship to port.