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Three must-watch documentaries about disability

Two women riding a scooter. A younger Indian woman wearing a low pony-tail and a suit is on the wheel, with an older woman who is wearing a saree with which she covers her head, is sitting at the back facing sideways.

The First International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities was recently organised by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation in Delhi. Forty films from India and around the world were screened at the festival, including Shonali Bose’s Margarita with a Straw, and Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus. The screenings included a number of documentaries, such as Useless Eaters, which is about the systemic murder of people with disabilities under the Nazis, and Deaf Women Told Me, a Canadian film that excavates the stories of hearing impaired women. We picked our three favourite, must-watch documentaries.

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