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A look at the exciting sport of wheelchair basketball at the Paralympic level, and
some of the Australian men and women who played in the 1996 Paralympics and
were preparing for Sydney 2000 when filmed.

Six elite athletes discuss their lives and their disabilities, as well as the sport of wheelchair basketball - how it is played, its origins, and one of the more contentious issues surrounding it, namely whether able-bodied people should play the sport.

These athletes see wheelchair basketball as an important element in breaking down stereotypes about disability within the community.  And they do so with great humour and ability.
SCREAMIN' WHEELIES
FEATURING:
Sandy Blythe, Nick Morris, Julianne Adams, Paula Coghlan, Amanda Carter and Orfeo Cecconato

CREW:
Writer/Producer/Director - Fiona Cochrane
Editor /Sound Editor - Zbigniew Friedrich
Music includes Chumbawamba, Zydeco Jump and The Black Sorrows.
Best Independent Documentary at 2000 Canadian Int. Film & Video Festival
Best Independent Entry at 2000 Canadian Int. Film & Video Festival
Best Video Documentary at 2000 Empire State film Festival (USA)
Best Documentary Short at 2000 Santa Clarita Int. Film Festival (USA)
Best Documentary Short at 2000 ATOM Awards (Australia)
Gold Award (Sport) at 2000 Worldfest-Houston (USA)
Silver CINDY Award at 2000 Int. CINDY Competition (USA)
Bronze Plaque at 2000 CHRIS Awards (Columbus Int. Film & Video Awards)
Finalist for 2000 Shanghai Television Festival (China)
Finalist for 2000 New York Festivals TV programming (USA)
Mention of Honour at Sport Movies and TV 2002 (Italy)
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