The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe qualifies as perhaps the most formidable, ambitious and impressive nonprofit that is devoted exclusively to the artistic expression of the disabled. Founded in 1987 Beijing by a collective of 30 physically and mentally-handicapped performers, CDPPAT took root in response to the United Nations' 'Decade for the Disabled.' In the early years, the organization launched itself and made its presence known by tailoring individual projects to the needs and abilities of its members, and toured accordingly throughout Asia, Europe, and the West; circa 2000, the CDPPAT began staging "My Dream" musical revues with wall-to-wall singing and dancing, and had blossomed to a substantial 88-performer membership - 55 with hearing impairments, 28 with impaired vision. With his documentary My Dream, Chinese director Wang Honghai both traces the group's history and pays unbridled homage to its foundational principles, vision and accomplishments.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 90min.
- Themes: Underdogs,Life in the Arts,Living With Disability
- Tone: Inspiring
- Language: Mandarin