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I Don't Care

Caroline Giammetta

Runtime14 minutes

Poster

A mother-to-be faces the possibility of having a child with Down syndrome.

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parents, Down sydrome

I Don't Want to Go Back Alone

Daniel Ribeiro

Runtime17 min

Poster

A 15 year-old blind teenager and his best friend face issues of jealousy and other new
feelings when they befriend a new kid in their class.

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teen, LGBTQ, blind/visually impaired, friendship, coming of age,

Imagine

Andrzej Jakimowski

Runtime105 min

Poster

Ian, a specialist in spatial orientation, teaches his blind students to move around without using
their canes, encouraging them to risk the unknown. Among them is the beautiful, shy Eva,
whom he engages with in an unspoken romance.

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coming of age, romance, blind/visually impaired,

Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes, The

Lena Koppel

Runtime100 min

Poster

When Alex finally gets a job as the leader of a theater group for people with disabilities his
outlook on life begins to change. Through the group's work, Alex comes to appreciate that
every person has his or own talents, which can grow given opportunity and support.

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developmental disability, acceptance, understanding, friendship, coming of age, inclusion

In Harmony

Denis Dercourt

Runtime90 minutes

Poster

Marc is an equestrian stuntman. After a serious accident which traumatically injures him, he loses all hope of ever getting back on a horse. Florence works for an insurance company and is in charge of Marc’s case. Although they have nothing in common, Marc and Florence’s brief interaction will impact them in more ways than they can imagine. In Harmony is a poignant and inspiring story about the passion of a man for his horse, and his nearly impossible return to happiness after a dramatic fall. Set in the breathtaking landscape of Brittany and featuring impeccable acting throughout, the film is a vibrant life lesson.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Interviewer, The

Genevieve Clay-Smith and Robin Bryan

Runtime13 min

Poster

Thomas Howell is a lawyer looking for more in life - the chance to make a difference in
the world. When he snags the opportunity of a lifetime _ an interview at a prestigious
law firm for his ?dream-job' working in the pro-bono department? he realizes that his
chance to make a difference is closer and more unexpected than he could ever
imagine.

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inclusion, employment, acceptance

Invitation to Dance

Simi Linton + Christian Von Tippelskirch

Runtime75 min

Poster

At age 23, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in
Vietnam. Suddenly a young disabled college student, she confronted discrimination she
couldn't have imagined before. Simi emerges as a resourceful activist, and in time
realizes that love, sexuality, and dance can once again be central to her life.

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true story, biography, love, sexuality, dance, art, historical

It's All About Friends

Lena Koppel

Runtime91 min

Poster

The sequel of The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes. Max, a successful, yet lonely
and depressed, NYC-based cinematographer is contacted by his old friend Peter, who
invites him to come to a small Swedish city and help him make a film about his daughter
?s friends. Once Max gets there, he realizes that the documentary he has promised to
shoot is about people with disabilities. Drama, laughter, love and friendships unfold, as
the film gets made; and Max goes through a personal journey revisiting his perception
of people with disabilities.

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acceptance, inclusion, developmental disabilities

Jazz Hand

Michelle Vargas

Runtime3 min

Poster

Mary is at an audition when her surprising secret is comically revealed.

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comedy, dance, physical disability

Jed’s Day

Madoka Raine

Runtime7 min

A man with cerebral palsy has a full day.

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Jesse

Adam Goldhammer

Runtime14 minutes

Poster

After her parents are killed, 22-year-old Kelly is the sole caregiver for her older brother Jesse who has autism.

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autism, family, siblings

Jon Imber's Left Hand

Richard Kane

Runtime63 min

Poster

Jon Imber's Left Handtraces this artist's life and adaptations due to ALS, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, then to both as the degenerative condition worsens. Adversity only makes him more determined: and he creates more than 100 portraits in three month. The film first encounters Imber in his studio with his partner analyzing his self-portrait and talking about the terror to come. The painting becomes an unsettling metaphor of his psychological journey, living into his dying through his art.

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artist, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, acceptance, understanding, identity, love, romance

Just As I Remember

Andrew Moir

Runtime17 min

Poster

When Andrew Moir was four years old his father was told he had two years left to live.
His father had ALS, a fatal and incurable illness. Years later and now a filmmaker,
Andrew meets Brad. He has ALS and three young children, just like Andrew's dad when
he was diagnosed. Narrated from the first person, JUST AS I REMEMBER confronts the
heartbreaking decisions faced by two fathers living with ALS, exploring it from their
children's perspectives.

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ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease, True Story, understanding

Keep Rollin'

Stefan Hillebrand, Oliver Paulus

Runtime95 min

Poster

After incurring a spinal cord injury after a snowboarding accident, Valentin is forced by his father to participate in a theatre project for people with disabilities. In his resistance to the idea, Valentin has only one ray of hope _ Mira, a beautiful caretaker. But there's a problem: she's going steady with a local slime-ball named Marc. Out of frustration about himself and the world, Valentin decides to rob the gas station where Marc works. His housemates, Lukas and Titus, are all for it and offer their help. It is the beginning of a man-to-man friendship and an adventurous plan that may or may not be successful.

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acceptance, identity, coming-of-age, adventure, romance, inclusion, physical disability, developmental disabilities

Keep The Change

Rachel Israel

Runtime16 min

Poster

A coming-of-age love story about
a wealthy young man with social disorders who meets a woman at a group for
people with intellectual disabilities.

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coming-of-age, developmental disabilities, acceptance, understanding

Kills On Wheels

Dir. Attila Till

Runtime102 min

In this wildly original dark comedy, two teenaged boys living in a facility for children with disabilities are looking for a way out. When they befriend a gruff firefighter-turned-hitman who enlists them to be his accomplice wheelchair assassins, they enter a surreal world of gangsters and guns, all the while coming to terms with their respective disabilities. With stellar cinematography, a mix of live action and graphic animation, and a dark sense of humor, Kills on Wheels successfully blends genres, dealing with issues of invisibility, prejudice, and loneliness as it rolls on to exciting, offbeat places. Hungary’s 2016 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film.

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Kiss, The

Charlie Swinbourne

Runtime7 min

Poster

When a couple on a first date strikes up a conversation with the couple on the next table, they find themselves witnessing a very unusual kiss....

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romance, acceptance, inclusion,

Last American Freak Show, The

Richard Butchins

Runtime80 min

Poster

Political correctness be damned! A motley crew of performers with disabilities,
turn the American Freak Show on its head, as they travel the country exposing
bigotry, bucking expectations, and challenging preconceptions at every step.

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acceptance, inclusion, community impact, travel, comedy, satire,

Lefty and Loosey

Dir. Zico Abrar

Runtime5 min

Private Investigators Lefty and Loosey uncover a diabolical plot and must save the world.

Little World

Marcel Barrena

Runtime83 min

Poster

Albert loves life, and he won't let anything get in his way, least of all his wheelchair. He's
only 19, but he's already traveled to dozens of countries. He's made a sport of leaving
with only 20 euros in his pocket and putting his faith in the innate goodness of people he
meets along the way. And he has plenty of other tricks up his sleeve to get into places
free of charge if he needs to. This time, his destination is as far away as possible from
his home in Barcelona: a lighthouse in New Zealand. For the first time, he will not be
alone, because his girlfriend Anna will be joining him. It's impossible to hitchhike with a
camera team in your wake, so they decide to film their adventures themselves. They
experience plenty of amazing stuff, but sometimes things get tough, especially for Anna,
who can't always keep up with Albert. They have agreed that the filmmakers will join
them in New Zealand for the last part of their trip. Through interviews with his
grandmother, stepmother and father, we discover that this irrepressibly optimistic young
man had a pretty tough time as a boy. He and his father have dealt with his problem in a
remarkable way. With animations in the background, Anna's parents and various
members of Albert's family explain why they let them go on this journey.

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travel, adventure, wheelchair, physical disability, romance, comedy, drama, inspirational, family, accessibility

Login 2 Life

Daniel Moshel

Runtime86 min

Poster

Elaborate digital platforms like Second Life and World of Warcraft offer novel opportunities for friendship, sex, employment, and aesthetic experience in virtual communities populated by cartoon-like avatars. Centered around people who have found communities online, Login 2 Life profiles people deeply immersed in virtual worlds, including individuals who are homebound because of their disabilities, and attempts to understand what these individuals get from their virtual lives.

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friendship, romance, sexuality, employment, understanding, acceptance

Lost and Sound

Lindsey Dryden

Runtime76 min

Poster

1 in 7 of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime. So what would happen
to the music you love, if your hearing was lost? Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after
the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and
fascinating documentary that follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton
and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence to rediscover music after deafness. The film weaves its way through a startling world of
altered sound. It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich musical
soundtrack (often manipulated to reveal what deafness actually sounds like), and new
insights from the world's top neuroscientists, to tell the story of the great human love
affair with music.
Featuring: New York Times bestseller Dr David Eagleman, composer Professor Nigel
Osborne, Dr Katie Overy, Professor David Huron, Dr Robert Zatorre and science writer
Philip Ball.

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music, dance, deaf/hearing impaired

Mabul (The Flood)

Guy Nattiv

Runtime100 min

Poster

A coming-of-age drama about a family that struggles to keep up appearances while hiding
their sins from one another. When the eldest son, who has autism, returns from an institution,
the pressure builds and secrets begin to emerge.

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coming-of-age, family, autism, acceptance,

Macropolis

Joel Simon

Runtime7 minutes

Poster

Two toys made at a factory are thrown out, and together attempt to be put on a store shelf.

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animated, kids

Magic Hour, The