B1 – Tenório in Beijing (2009; directors Felipe Braga and Eduardo Hunter Moura; 98 mins).
Film outline: Antônio Tenório, a 41-year-old Brazilian, is totally blind – a so-called ‘B1’. He is also a professional judoka with four Paralympic gold medals to his name, as well as victories in championships for non-disabled athletes. He is currently competing in the London 2012 Paralympics. Filmed in Brazil, France and China (Beijing 2008 Paralympics), this documentary reveals the man behind the high-performance athlete. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Antônio Tenório himself.
Wednesday 5 September 2012 | 6pm
Embassy of Brazil, First floor, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL
Brazilian certificate: 10