La sedia di cartone
Jeoffrey Njoroge, Teresa Wanjiku, Timothy Kiragu, David Mukiri, Anthony Kivuva, Samuel Kariuki
Videozuma, Fondazione Fontana Onlus, St. Martin CSA
HD - colour
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Using any tool is specialized production used by a disabled person to relieve his handicap. Jeoffrey is an African baby who can not move independently and needs specialist equipment. How can it be ensured in a rural town in Kenya where they lack basic services? The cardboard chair answers this question with a unique experience: to Jeoffrey, as well as for other children, aids are built using simple materials such as recycled cardboard. Jeoffrey does not move, it is not able to support the head and communicates his desires attracting attention with mourning or smiles stunted. He spends his days on the couch, lying or sitting on the corner, where the mother takes care of him, creating a kind of nest with blankets. His severely disabling disease not allow him to achieve any degree of autonomy. For this the use of an assistive becomes very important in order to maintain a correct posture, thus avoiding the onset of other deformations and to participate in social life of his family.