April 2, 2010
At home with Moroccan champions

Last year while on a reporting trip to Morocco, producer Rebecca Haggerty and producer/cameraperson Megan Thompson met an unusual family.

The El Gaara sisters, who live in Rabat, Morocco, are athletic champions who compete in Paralympics against other athletes with dwarfism. Their story came to the attention of Moroccan filmmaker Reda Fakhar, who used it as a window to explore the life of short people in his country.

While its subject matter may be unusual, this story’s themes - about acceptance, perseverance, and persistence - are universal.

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