Like Other People


Classic documentary about a couple with physical handicaps who get married.


Margaret and Willie have cerebral palsy and live in a residential home. They talk of society’s failure to understand their need to be treated as people with a contribution to make. They want to work; they want to be allowed to marry and care for each other. All the characters are “real” people. What they say about their need for fulfilment applies equally to people handicapped in other ways.

This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.

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