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Dir. Jacek Lusinski
Inspired by incredible but true events, Carte Blanche is the uplifting story of a charismatic high school history teacher named Kacper who hides his progressing blindness from everyone around him in order to fulfill his educational duties. Kacper’s methods are unorthodox, sometimes hilarious, and devilishly effective. Carte Blanche is a paean to human perseverance and dignity.
Case of the Three Sided Dream, The
Blind from infancy, and paralyzed by a stroke at adulthood, jazz legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk's reality was underpinned by an understanding of the world around him, which was rooted primarily in sound. Through communicating sonically with his surroundings, Kirk developed a unique ability to see in music, as everyday items were re-imagined as instruments and each seemingly insignificant noise revealed its own rhythm and cadence. It was in dreams that Rahsaan Roland Kirk's most brilliant visions?such as playing multiple horns at once?would often be granted.
blind/visually impaired, paralysis, music,
Children of God
Dir. Ahmed Yassin
A young amputee bets his prized possessions on his crush winning the boys vs. girls soccer match.
Chimes for Tyler
This star studded documentary takes us on a thought provoking and humorous journey to explore the evolution of disability portrayals in film and television. From the early days of silent films to present day, from Chaplin to X-Men, disability portrayals are ever changing. This dynamic documentary takes a detailed look at the evolution of "disability" in entertainment.
community impact, inclusion, accessibility, identity, acceptance
Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista)
On a quest to lose their virginity, three young men with disabilities embark on a wild road trip.
Their families think they are on a wine tour in Spain, but this is a cover for their true
destination?a Spanish brothel that caters to people with disabilities.
sexuality, travel, friendship, adventure, coming of age, blindness, paraplegic, wheelchair
Coming Down The Mountain
Julie Anne Robinson
Teenager David (Nicholas Hoult ? Skins, About A Boy) falls in love for the first
time and life couldn't be better. The only fly in the ointment is his 17-year-old
brother, Ben, who has Down Syndrome. The family's world revolves around
Ben's needs while David's are unwittingly neglected by their parents. When they
decide to move the family from London to "the back of beyond" for the sake of
Ben's education, David's world is shattered. He loses love, friends and his
school. His antipathy to Ben grows and grows to the point where he decides to
push him off a mountain and get rid of him once and for all?
siblings, family, love, acceptance, down syndrome, teen
Ken Paul Rosenthal
A visually stunning account of artist-activist Jacks Ashley McNamara's
transformative journey from troubled childhood to psych ward patient to
pioneering mental health advocate. This poetic tale reshapes mental health
stigmas while re-approaching madness as a tool for creativity, inspiration and
mental health, artist, advocate, creativity, inspiration, hope
The Current tells the story of six athletes, soldiers, and individuals with great willpower
who, through water sports, ultimately discover freedom of movement.
sports, veterans, physical disabilities