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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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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

Ocean Heaven

Xiao Lu Xue

Runtime96 min

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Jet Li, in his first dramatic role, stars in this moving story of a father's tireless love for his
autistic son and his attempt to teach his son the life skills necessary to survive on his own. A
poignant tribute to parents' infinite love for their children.

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

On Beauty

Joanna Rudnick

Runtime30 min

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Photographer Rick Guidotti left the fashion world along with its restrictive parameters of the industry's standard of beauty and re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows.

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artist, inclusion, acceptance, understanding, inspirational

Outsider- The Life & Art of Judith Scott

Betsy Bayha

Runtime26 min

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In this award-winning film, Judith Scott creates body-like sculptures from found
objects. Judith has Down syndrome, is deaf, and does not speak. These
sculptures are her most complex means of communication. Judith had become a
famous 'outsider artist,' proving the power of artistic expression and the
importance of a loving family.

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artist, deaf/hearing impaired, down syndrome, family, love

Patrick's Day

Terry McMahon

Runtime98 minutes

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Patrick is a warm young man living with schizophrenia. Medication and his mother’s fierce protection means he is no threat to himself or anyone else—until St. Patrick’s Day, when he meets Karen, a suicidal flight attendant. This audacious love story provocatively explores issues ranging from the right to intimacy to the question of when parental love becomes a destructive force.

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mental health, romance, parents, family

Perfect

Karim Ayari

Runtime12 minutes

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Julius meets with his psychologist after what he considered to be a disastrous first date due to his involuntary tics.

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mental health, OCD, Tourette's, dating, sexuality, romance

Praying with Lior

Ilana Trachtman

Runtime87 min

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Lior has Down syndrome, and has spent his entire life praying with utter
abandon. As Lior approaches Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony,
different characters provides a window into life spent "praying with Lior." The
movie poses difficult questions such as what is "disability" and who really talks to
God?

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coming-of-age, spirituality, down syndrome, understanding, acceptance,

Q Film

Alice Elliot

Runtime2 min

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A man enters a pool area, gets out of his wheelchair, and goes for a swim.

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sports

Red Chapel, The

Mads Brugger

Runtime87 min

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In this Sundance favorite, a journalist with no scruples and two Danish/Korean
comedians?one a self-proclaimed 'spastic' with cerebral palsy?travel to North
Korea under the guise of cultural exchange. Mixing biting humor and incisive
investigative skills the troupe exposes a totalitarian regime long suspected of
shunning its disabled population.

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travel, cerebral palsy, community impact, award-winning

Riding My Way Back

Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum

Runtime29 min

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When Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, third-degree burns and nerve damage, he was introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fredand.

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veterans, sports, friendship

Rolling Romance

David Conley

Runtime28 min

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Orson and Janice, two twenty-somethings with muscular dystrophy, go on an Internet date.

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Run and Jump

Steph Green

Runtime105 min

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When an optimistic Vanetia Casey and her family are challenged by her husbands
recent suffering from a stroke, they are forced to adapt to their familiar family members
stroke induced personality. In desperate need of help coping with this struggle, Ted
Fielding, an American Doctor, arrives in Ireland to observe Conor Casey's condition.
When a new friendship emerges between Ted and Vanetia, Ted's continued presence in the Casey household provides much more than a professional service.

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family, stroke, romance, drama

Run If You Can

Dietrich Bruggemann

Runtime112 min

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A gripping story of friendship and a love triangle between frustrated Ben, who is in a
wheelchair, his playful caretaker, Christian, and Annika, the dreamer, musician and object of
both men's desire. When the relationships heat up, Annika cannot decide between the two
men. Together they create an adventure filled with imagination and desire. But what starts out
as a game becomes serious when Ben faces his biggest fear.

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friendship, love, wheelchair, physical disability

Scarlet Road

Catherine Scott

Runtime70 min

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Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton, is impassioned about freedom of sexual expression
and the rights of sex workers and specializes in a long overlooked clientele _ people with
disabilities.

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sexuality, community impact

Sensory Overload

Miguel Jiron

Runtime3 min

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An animated glimpse into the sensory overload experienced by people with autism.

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animation, experiential, autism

Shooting Beauty

George Kachadorian

Runtime62 min

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SHOOTING BEAUTY tells the story of fashion photographer Courtney Bent
whose career takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world of
beauty at a center for people living with significant disabilities. Shot over the span
of a decade, this film puts you in Courtney's shoes as she overcomes her own
unspoken prejudices and begins inventing cameras accessible to her new
friends. Courtney's efforts snowball into an award-winning photography program
called "Picture This"?and become the backdrop for this eye-opening story about
romance, loss and laughter that will change what you thought you knew about
living with a disability?and without one.

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artist, community impact, accessibility, inclusion, romance, comedy, tragedy

Six Points About Emma

Roberto Perez Toledo

Runtime90 min

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Emma, a magnetic, attractive, blind woman is determined to have a baby. In her search for a
man, she woos Germ?n, her psychologist from group-therapy, and her young neighbour,
Diego. Emma finds herself falling into the trap of her own devising and discovers that
blindness comes in many forms.

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blind/visually impaired

Snow Cake

Marc Evans

Runtime112 min

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Alex, an ex-convict on a road trip picks up Vivienne, an eccentric hitchhiker. A
serious car accident kills Vivienne, prompting Alex to visit Vivienne's mother.
What he discovers is a woman with high-functioning autism. Convincing him to
stay after the funeral, Alex learns about her uniqueness as he struggles to come
to terms with his own grief.

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autism, family, acceptance, understanding

Soliloquy

Heidi Latsky

Runtime14 minutes

An illuminating and moving close-up look at a diverse group of performers of Heidi Latsky Dance.

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dance, arts, diversity

Sound-Shadows

Julie Engaas

Runtime7 min

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Enter a world where sound gives shape to space.

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Sounds for Mazin

Ingrid Kamerling

Runtime19 min

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The Sudanese/Dutch Mazin (12) is deaf from the day he was born. But now he faces an
operation that is supposed to make him hear.Excited about all the new things he might
discover, Mazin is looking forward to it. How will a dog sound? And fishes, do they make
any noise? But he keeps on having second thoughts. For one of his closest classmates
a similar operation turned out to be a disaster. And even if he succeeds, the world as he
knows it might never be the same again, he feares. Will he get used to this whole new
universe, or will it make him go crazy?

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deaf/hearing impaired, young, identity,

Special Need, The

Special People

Justin Edgar

Runtime80 min

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Enlisted to teach a class of teenagers in wheelchairs about filmmaking, the
neurotic Jasper is met with a snappy attitude from the streetwise adolescents.
This witty comedy questions condescending outreach projects, self-defeating
attitudes, and the vacuity of the film business- all with a healthy helping of selfparody.

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Stand Clear of The Closing Doors

Sam Fleischner

Runtime107 min

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Ricky, a 13-year-old boy with autism, lives in Rockaway Beach with his sister, father and his mother, Mariana, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Mariana works long
days cleaning houses while Ricky, deeply imaginative but painfully isolated, struggles to
cope. Mariana watches in helpless frustration as Ricky's difficulties separate him further
from the world around him. One day Mariana yells at Ricky for skipping school and, in a
panic, he escapes into the NYC subway system. Overwhelmed by his surroundings, he
loses track of space and time in the massive, underground labyrinth. Ricky embarks on
an odyssey of self-discovery, observing scenes of urban pathos and oddity while his
body weakens from hunger.

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drama, adventure, art, music, family, autism