For Good
TitleFor Good
DirectorChristine Booth
CountryUK
Year1979
Duration45mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionI've always said that it is society that makes you handicapped, not your disability...' (Angie Farrell) With this statement, Angie Farrell sums up a situation whereby many of the problems associated with physical disability become simply a result of living in a society which does not recognise or cater for people with disabilities - an 'able-bodied world'. In For Good Angie, Helen and Geoff, who suffer from cerebral palsy, talk about their experiences of living in that able-bodied world. They tell their stories without sentimentality and with humour. We see the frustrations of their day-to-day lives, and feel the concentration, determination and patience required when your body does not always obey your mind. Angie and Helen talk about the practicalities of everyday living, and ask the able-bodied audience to consider more carefully its own attitudes.