Sayounara CP (Goodbye CP). 1972. Japan. Directed and photographed by Kazuo Hara. In Japanese; English subtitles. 82 min.
“Those of you with cerebral palsy: Throw away your wheelchairs, and crawl forth on your knees!” Japanese audiences were shocked, some even out of their complacency and indifference, by Kazuo Hara’s first documentary, which brought disability out of the shadows by depicting two activists, Yokota and Yoshiko, as they speak and act frankly about their CP, venturing into traffic, confiding their sexual experiences, proudly exposing their naked bodies in public, and violently accusing the filmmaker of exploitation.