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Murderball

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0511437 (Published 01 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0511437
  1. Sanjit Bagchi, private medical practitioner and freelance medical journalist1
  1. 1Calcutta, India

“It is a film about family, revenge, honor, and the triumph of love over loss. But most of all, it is a film about standing up, even after your spirit, and your spine, have been crushed”, reads the promotional description of Murderball (www.murderballmovie.com). The film is a documentary featuring human life after disability. The film is based on an article by Dana Adam Shapiro, one of the directors, and shows the vivacity of a group of quadriplegic people who are wonderful athletes, even though they can't stand, either as a result of neurological disorders after an infection, or because of a car accident, gun shot injury, …

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