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»There isn't a rigid line between "normal" and "not normal". However, I feel the central point is that disability is considered a negative deviation from the concept of the norm, an attribute, a discursively created narrative.«
Thomas Fürhapter about THE THIRD OPTION
«What is normality? What is disability?»
If the results of prenatal diagnosis indicate anomalies, prospective parents are faced with an extremely serious decision. In The Third Option Thomas Fürhapter goes beyond a focus on free choice and individual destinies; he employs a stringent documentary structure to examine social consensus about normality and disability, questioning the true nature of freedom in a society marked by striving for optimization and normalization.