To prepare for the big event, the DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival is teaming up with the games for "A World Without Limits."
The series will be shown during the festival, which begins Thursday.
"We went to the Special Olympics and said 'How about creating a significant series of films that deal with people who have disabilities?' And that's what we're calling 'A World Without Limits,'" said Nancy Buirski, the director of the film festival.
"There will be films that deal with mental retardation which is the disability most often present at the Special Olympics but there will be a wide range of disabilities exhibited in these films," said Buirski.
"The festival begins with a film called 'Different Moms' and that's launching not only the festival, but this special series of films dealing with disabilities," she explains.
Eighty films will be shown at the festival, including general submissions from all over the country.
The DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival runs from April 8-11 at theCarolina Theatrein Durham. Festival Passes cost $100; regular screenings are $7 each. For more information, call (919) 660-3699.