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Nise: The Heart of Madness

Dir. Roberto Berliner

Runtime108 min

After leaving prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock therapy used to treat individuals with schizophrenia. Ridiculed by doctors, she takes up work in the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she initiates a revolution, using art therapy, pets, and love to treat her patients. Nise is based on the true story of an indomitable woman who confronted Brazil’s mental health establishment.

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No Ordinary Hero-The Superdeafy Movie

Troy Kotsur

Runtime78 min

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Based on the internationally known SuperDeafy character, No Ordinary Hero (featuring Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin) is the evolution story of a hero in this family drama. While Tony Kane, a deaf actor who plays a superhero on television, looks beyond his cape to influence a deaf boy, Jacob Lang, to redefine what "being normal" means, he also finds inspiration to transform himself. Jacob is being bullied at school and is constantly misunderstood by his father. When Tony and Jacob's paths cross, they inspire belief in each other and in themselves.

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Tags

award-winning, deaf/hearing impaired, bullying, acceptance, inclusion, friendhsip, family, drama

Nobody's Perfect

Niko Von Glasow

Runtime84 min

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NOBODY'S PERFECT follows Niko von Glasow as he looks for eleven people
who, like him, were born disabled due to the side-effects of Thalidomide, and
who are prepared to pose for a book of photos. And to pose naked - to allow
those who regularly throw furtive glances at Thalidomiders and other physically
disabled people, to take a good, long look. In the process Niko discovers many
fascinating characters who work in such diverse areas as politics, the media,
sport, astrophysics and acting.
Contains partial nudity.

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artist, community impact, friendship, understanding, physical disability