Murderball Final Draft revision

Name for the game of wheelchair rugby but is no

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name for the game of wheelchair rugby ,but is no longer the name of the sport because "you can't market it to corporate sponsors," says Mark Zupan who plays for the United States wheelchair rugby team. The documentary Murderball came out in 2005, and it shows team U.S. A playing wheelchair rugby in the Paralympics that took place in 2000 and in 2004. The following are some of the players in the documentary who had tragic events that led them to their disabilities and towards the game that they find enjoyment in. Andy Cohn is one of them, he has been in a wheelchair since he was 16 years old because of a car accident. Players Scott Hogsett has been in a wheelchair for 13 years due to a fist fight, Mark Zupan who has been in a wheelchair for 11 years due to an accident caused by his friend Chris Igoe, Bob Lujano who had a rare blood disease that resulted in cutting off some limbs in order to stop the disease from spreading to his whole body. Joe Soares played and won many medals for the U.S.A team for many years but was soon rejected from rejoining because of his age. Soares was angry at the fact that he couldn't rejoin wanted to crush the American team, so he crossed the border and is now coaching for team Canada. There are scenes where you meet Robert Soares, Joe Soares's son, see conflicts between Soares and Robert throughout the film. Soares became wheelchair bound due to polio. Lastly Keith Cavil who is first seen at a hospital because he got into an motorbike accident, and see him trying to adapt to his new life and his having a disability. In this documentary there are conflicts between team U.S.A and Canada, Zupan and Soares, Soares and his family, and conflicts between the characters themselves mentally and
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physically. There are also many new things and questions about the disabled community that can be learned in this film. Also things that are inappropriate to ask a disabled person and people should be understanding. For example in the movie a woman had asked one of the players,
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  • Fall '06
  • Boyer
  • English, Wheelchair, Wheelchair Rugby

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