Camera As Witness, Stanford Arts, and the Mechanical Engineering Design Group present:
The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes - This short documentary is an inspirational tale of two triathletes, each with their own challenges. Jeff is a below-the-knee amputee and a mentor to Parvin, who thinks that adhering to the appearance of his Sikh faith is inherently disadvantageous and holds him back from competing as a triathlete. Jeff is an amputee by accident and Parvin is Sikh by choice. The movie is an attempt to bring to light Jeff and Parvin’s inspiring friendship and their positive attitude to achieve their dream of being triathletes despite their daily struggles. The film transcends cultural and demographic barriers and has a universal appeal in how we all can overcome our own challenges.
Following the screening there will be a discussion with the filmmaker, Harleen Singh, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.
(Prior to viewing this 15 minute film, FIXED: The Science / Fiction of Human Enhancement [61minutes] will be screened.)