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Super Sounds

Stephen de Villiers

Runtime12 minutes

Poster

A serendipitous encounter between a young girl and a boy with superhero aspirations.

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kids, friendship

Swim Team

Dir. Lara Stolman

Runtime100 min

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one boy with autism take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, this triumphant film profiles this team, the Jersey Hammerheads. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie, Kelvin, and others gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool.

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Take Me

Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette & André Turpin

Runtime10 minutes

Poster

A nurse confronts his principles when he’s asked to aid two patients in assisted sex.

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Sexuality,

Tale of the Golden Sand, The

Fred & Samuel Guillaume

Runtime23 minutes

Poster

The mythical tale of the sweet town of Merryville, where an unexpected intruder disrupts the daily calm.

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N

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animated, kids

That Which is Possible

Michael Gitlin

Runtime84 minutes

Poster

A community of painters, sculptors, musicians, and writers make work at the Living Museum, an art space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens. Shot over the course of two years and structured across the arc of a day, the film observes with an intimate lens and unspools like a musical, both bracing and tender. It explores the liberation and healing that creativity can offer those drawn together by shared struggle. It points to a more humane and holistic approach to mental illness, and to the joy of transforming society itself.

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mental health, arts

The Forgotten

Dir. Alexander Korolev

Runtime27 min

A sign language theater director has a love affair with his lead actress, but is unable to leave his wife.

The Rebound

Dir. Shaina Allen

Runtime65 min

Miami is a city known for its sports and diversity. For the Miami Heat Wheels, it is a city of opportunity, second chances, and a call to win—against all odds. The Rebound follows the underdog journey of this wheelchair basketball team, as they strive for a national championship. This remarkable documentary delves into each player’s tribulations and examines how the sport turned strangers on the verge of losing hope into brothers. It is a story of unwavering resolve and a testament to our innate ability to engage with life’s toughest challenges, including those beyond what meets the eye.

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The View From Tall

Dir. Erica Weiss & Caitlin Parrish

Runtime87 min,

Precocious, isolated, and relentlessly bullied by her classmates about her height, Chicagoland high school senior Justine reluctantly begins therapy in the aftermath of a messy public affair with her English teacher. After a rocky first few sessions, she forms an unlikely bond with wheelchair-user Douglas, her therapist, who nurses demons of his own. Told with a sardonic wit, The View from Tall is a tender story of self-discovery at more than one age.

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The Voice of The Voiceless

Maximon Monihan

Runtime109 minutes

Poster

A radically different vision of filmmaking. This silent film follows Olga, a teenager with hearing impairment, who is lured from Central America to New York City under the false promise of attending a Christian sign language school. Once she arrives, Olga finds herself a slave to an international criminal syndicate. Forced to sell “I am deaf” trinkets on the subway, Olga is trapped inside a nightmare that will not end while we, the audience, are trapped with her. Based on a true story, The Voice of the Voiceless shatters our ideas about film, storytelling, and sound.

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Tags

Deafness, silent film, drama, true story

Time to Love, A Backstage Tale

Dir. Guida Bilbao

Runtime69 min

The story of a group of young actors who dare to mount La Cucarachita Mandinga, a classic Panamanian play. The actors, who have Down syndrome, lack prior stage experience, but plan to put on the first inclusive play ever staged in Central America. We follow them as they work together to memorize lines, learn choreography, and challenge the public. This documentary explores the artistic process as well as these young people’s intimate world: their fears, their hopes, and their daily struggle for the adventure of their lives.

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Touch of The Light

Rong-ji Chang

Runtime110 min

Poster

Based on the life story of HUANG Yu-Siang, who stars as himself, Touch of LIght tells
the story of a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan and his relationship with Xiao Jie, a
young woman who dreams of becoming a dancer despite enormous challenges.
Critically acclaimed and warmly received worldwide, Touch of Light celebrates triumphs
of those who dare to dream.

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Y

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true story, music, romance, family, friendship, acceptance, inspirational;

True Smile

Juan Rayos

Runtime82 minutes

Poster

An astonishing journey as seen through the eyes of 26-year-old Sergio Aznárez Rosado, who was born both blind and autistic yet lives a life packed with adventure. Over the course of 30 days, Sergio embarks on a 1,300-kilometer tandem bike ride with his brother, Juan Manuel, who pilots the bicycle. Together, they traverse desert and high mountains, starting in Cuenca in central Spain and finishing in one of the most remote villages in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. This documentary immerses us in Sergio’s seemingly unreachable world.

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Y

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Tags

Autism, Blindness,

Wampler's Ascent

Jacques Spitzer

Runtime77 min

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Steve Wampler, who has cerebral palsy, must do 20,000 pull-ups to climb the famous El
Capitan Mountain in Yosemite. In 2002, Steve founded a camp for kids with disabilities, and
his climb will be a testament that they can do anything they set their minds to.

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N

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Tags

sports, cerebral palsy, family, love, inspirational

Wandering Eyes

Ofir Trainin

Runtime55 min

Poster

Gabriel Belhassan is the next big thing in the rock music world, former Orthodox
Jew and recently diagnosed manic depressive. Upon being released from a
psychiatric facility, he begins work on a solo album, but urban solitude, disturbed
sleep, and a myriad of daily pressures refuse to let him be.

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N

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Tags

music, mental health,

War Eagle, Arkansas

Robert Milazzo

Runtime90 min

Poster

The story of friendship between Enoch Cass, a star pitcher with a debilitating
stutter, and Samuel 'Wheels' Macon, his best friend with cerebral palsy. The
story finds these two at the crossroads of childhood and independence. Will
Enoch decide to pursue his own interests or remain shackled to his hometown
and its people?

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Y

Tags

sports, speech disability, cerebral palsy, friendship, coming-of-age

Warrior Champions

Craig Renaud, Brent Renaud

Runtime80 min

Poster

Four Iraq War veterans turn the nightmares of war into Olympic dreams. After
losing limbs and suffering paralysis fighting for their country in Iraq, they have set
out to do what many thought impossible? but will they make the cut?

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veterans, physical disability, mental health, sports, inspirational

Welcome to The Last Bookstore

Chad Howitt

Runtime11 minutes

Poster

A day in the life of a bookstore owner—a father, husband, small business owner, and paraplegic—showing the store’s magnetic appeal to the community.

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Y

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paraplegic, family

White Balance

Dorit Hakim

Runtime45 min

Poster

Twelve-year-old Itamar has a deep passion for ice skating. However, he is slowly
losing his hearing, and therefore his balance, forcing him away from his dream.
Itamar refuses to accept his doctor's orders and his parents' wish that he stay
away from the ice rink. Natalie, his new partner, who is a wild and disobedient
girl, decides to help him. Together they struggle and grow within a complicated
world of adolescence.

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N

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Y

Tags

sports, deaf/hearing impaired

White Noise

Sarah Tracton

Runtime6 min

Poster

Filmmaker Sarah Tracton gives a totally fresh take on what it means to hear, to listen, when
she uses her own hearing loss as a catalyst to visually explore the texture of sound. White
Sound is recreated in the 'mind's ear.'

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experiential, deaf/hearing impaired, artist,

Willowbrook

Ross Cohen

Runtime16 min

Poster

1964. A young doctor discovers his institution is conducting experiments on children with
disabilities.

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historical, drama, informative, developmental disabilities

Winston’s Ghost: The Photography of Ryan Gustman

Dir. Brian Binder, Brian Mezerski & Daniel Spiller

Runtime9 min

Ryan combines his loves of photography and urban exploration, documenting abandoned buildings in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

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Yes

Wretches & Jabberers

Gerardine Wurzburg

Runtime90 min

Poster

Two men with autism_an accomplished artist and an activist_embark on a global
quest to change attitudes about autism and intelligence. Tracy Thresher and
Larry Bissonnette travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland, dissecting, challenging,
and reshaping public conceptions along the way.

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Tags

autism, community impact, artist, activist, inspirational

Zig-Zag Love

Gillies Mackinnon

Runtime59 min

Poster

A truly modern love story of a unique affair between a teenage cancer patient
and a girl with cerebral palsy. Together they escape to the Scottish Highlands in
pursuit of a different reality.

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N

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Tags

teen, cancer, cerebral palsy, adventure