Everything is incredible

10 minutes

A man with polio has been building a home-made helicopter for over 50 years

Afflicted by polio in a time before Jonas Salk’s world-changing vaccine, Agustin has spent much of his life struggling against disability and poverty. Unable to walk and worn down from ‘the fight of life’, he has, nevertheless, found a remarkable reserve of inspiration and energy for over 50 years. The thing that drives him is tucked into a corner of his small house, where he toils over gnarled metal scraps from junkyards, perfecting his life’s work: a home-made ‘helicopter’.

Director: Tyler Bastian, Trevor Hill

Producer: Isaac Strack

Video/Gender & Sexuality

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ORIGINAL
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