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10:4 (Ten to Four)

Guy Nutanel

Runtime5 min

Poster

Blindness portrayed through the textures, colors, and sounds. Can the sighted fully comprehend what it means to be blind?

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blind, visually impaired, experiential

2e: Twice Exceptional

Thomas Ropelewsky

Runtime54 Minutes

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An honest, up-close look at what it’s like to be—or to be the parent or teacher of—a gifted young person coming to terms with a learning difference. This documentary follows the personal journeys of a group of high school students who have been identified as “twice exceptional” gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. Featuring thought-provoking interviews with students, parents, teachers, psychologists, and therapists, 2E: Twice Exceptional is essential viewing for anyone interested in understanding where our next generation of “outliers”—geniuses, mavericks, and dreamers—may come from.

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education, learing disability, parents, students, school

46/47

Nadine Heinze + Marc Dietschreit

Runtime8 min

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Daniel doesn't feel different, so why does everyone treat him so? They look at him
pityingly; they patronize him and treat him like an outsider. Well Daniel has had
enough? he wants to be included. 46/47 is a deliciously sharp comedy that offers an
off-centre perspective on how people with genetic difference are viewed in the world.

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down syndrome, developmental disability, experiential, inclusion

50/50

David Ellington

Runtime27 min

Poster

A comedy about a Deaf / Hearing friendship where the Hearing buddy comes up with a bunch
of schemes for them to earn money _ the final one being to use the Deaf bloke's photographic
memory to present him as a psychic.

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deaf, hearing, hearing impaired, friendship

A Blind Hero

Kai Christensen

Runtime89 minutes

Poster

The heroic story of unsung hero Otto Weidt, who saved dozens of Jews from the Nazi death camps. Owner of a Berlin brush and broom factory, Otto Weidt used his skills to outwit the Nazis and protect his staff, most of whom were Jewish and blind. When his secretary was deported to Auschwitz, Weidt, nearly blind himself, embarked on a journey to free her. A gripping true story of a courageous man, A Blind Hero relies almost exclusively on eyewitness accounts and the memories of those whom Weidt saved.

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blindness, history, true story

A Grand Pursuit

Will Strathmann

Runtime23 minutes

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Vasu Sojitra is the first leg amputee to attempt climbing the Grand Teton mountains without using a prosthetic leg.

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amputee, atheletics, sports, climbing

A Life with Aspergers

Jaime Ekkens

Runtime4 min

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A Life with Asperger's' is an animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger's Syndrome.
It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger's is not simply 'being a little awkward', rather it is about adapting to one's
limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.

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animated, artist, autism, experiential,

A Whole Lott More

Victor Buhler

Runtime83 min

Poster

Lott Industries in Toledo, Ohio, employs more than 1200 workers, all with developmental disabilities. For decades the company excelled in assembling car parts. However, with the decline of the auto industry in neighboring Detroit, Lott is threatened with closure. The company has twelve months to reinvent itself. 'A Whole Lott More', a documentary feature, follows Lott's critical year from the perspectives of three unique and unforgettable people - Wanda, TJ and Kevin. The film looks at the range of employment options available to people with developmental disabilities and details the incredible contribution they can - with the right support - make to the working world.

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employment, true story, inclusion, accessibility, developmental disabilities

Aglaee

Rudi Rosenberg

Runtime20 min

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When Benoit loses a schoolyard bet he must invite Aglaee, a girl with CP, to go out with him.

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teens, acceptance, inclusion, bullying, love, Cerebral Palsy, CP,

AKA Doc Pomus

Peter Miller & Will Hechter

Runtime98 min

Poster

After being paralyzed by polio as a child, Jerome Felder renamed himself Doc Pomus,
reinventing himself first as a blues singer and then as one of American popular music's
greatest songwriters, writing classics like, 'Save the Last Dance for Me,' 'This Magic
Moment,' 'A Teenager in Love,' and 'Viva Las Vegas.' AKA DOC POMUS brings to life Doc's
joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.

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polio, music, biography, popular, love, friendship

All Day

Nadia Nadarajah

Runtime10 min

Poster

Romantic comedy about two single neighbors who are looking for love. Each
neighbor admits to their friends that they fancy the other, but neither knows that
the other is also Deaf. Throughout the day they visit the same locations, each
time just missing each other. Will they ever meet?

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deaf/hearing impaired,

Among the Giants

Cory Tomascoff

Runtime23 min

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Among the Giants tells the story of the Adaptive Design Association, a nonprofit
organization located in New York City and builds customized equipment for kids
and adults with disabilities, mainly using cardboard. The film portrays the
organization's mission through the compelling stories of two fascinating
individuals. Among The Giants causes viewers to question what it means to solve
problems, be creative and impact the community all while working with cheap
and easily accessible materials.

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informative, accessibility, community impact,

Anita

Marcos Carnevale

Runtime104 min

Poster

Anita, a young woman with Down syndrome, gets separated from her mother
after a bomb explodes at their Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires. As she
wanders the city searching for her mom_alone for the first time ever_she
discovers an inner strength few could have expected.

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down syndome, spanish, coming of age,

Anything You Can Do

Emma Buckley

Runtime7 min

Poster

Two boys face off. But when the stakes are at their highest will victory be sweet?

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friendship, inclusion, accessibility, understanding,

Aphasia

Jim Gloster

Runtime40 min

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Aphasia tells the true story of actor Carl McIntyre about the effects of a massive stroke he
suffered at the age of 44 - he lost his ability to read, write and speak. Starring as himself,
McIntyre portrays his life story with an incredibly nuanced performance. Through humor and
pathos Aphasia speaks to anyone who has struggled to meet life's challenges.

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true story, stroke, coming of age, accessibility

Astronauts Secret, The

Zach Jankovic

Runtime30 min

Poster

In 1996, Michael ?Rich' Clifford performed the first American spacewalk while docked to the Russian Mir Space Station. Fifteen years later Rich Clifford reveals that he had Parkinson's disease while performing that spacewalk.

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historical, biography, parkinson's disease,

Autism In Love

Michelle Friedline

Runtime9 min

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A man with autism and his wife discuss their unconditional love.

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love, true story, autism, feel good

Autistic Like Me: A Father's Perspective

Charles Jones

Runtime82 min

Poster

Autistic Like Me examines the lives of fathers and male caregivers raising children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dispelling the archaic notion of 'big boys don't cry', Autistic Like Me uniquely chronicles the emotional struggle of a group of fathers as they open up to one another about the fear, disappointment and, ultimately, the acceptance of a very different parenting experience than they had envisioned. The film candidly captures the journeys of these families, demonstrating that when a child is diagnosed with autism, the whole family is affected. Autistic Like Me brings into focus the fathers, who by having difficult time accepting the reality of the condition, often lead to the fracturing of their families. The men featured in Autistic Like Me are at various stages of their journey toward that acceptance and, catalyzed by the film, begin expressing emotions they've previously suppressed.

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autism, family, acceptance, understanding

Be My Brother

Genevieve Clay

Runtime8 min

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Charm and charisma challenge the prejudices of a stranger.

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down syndrome, friendship, acceptance, understanding

Beautiful

Genevieve Clay

Runtime17 min

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An usual relationship displayed is confronted when it's brought into public.

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romance, acceptance, understanding

Beeswax

Andrew Bujalski

Runtime100 min

Poster

From acclaimed post-hipster director Andrew Bujalski, comes a story of the
modern relationships of a lost generation. Jeannie and Lauren are twin sisters
and share a house. Jeannie runs a secondhand store. She is afraid that her
associate Amanda wants to sue her so she turns to her ex-boyfriend Merrill for
advice, as he is just finishing his law degree. Lauren is on the look_out_for a job
and for a steady boyfriend. The film shows young people as they come to terms
with taking responsibility and owning their lives.

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relationship, siblings, love, coming of age

Ben X

Nic Balthazar

Runtime93 min

Poster

Ben lives in a universe unto itself. He hides from his harsh reality of school, being
bullied, and awkward social interactions by escaping into his favorite online
computer game, Archlord, where he is safe, strong, and in control of his
surroundings. In this remarkable drama, Ben devises a plan to leave his reality
and to become the hero he dreams of being.

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video game, teen, coming of age, bullying, high school

Bipolarized

Rita Kotzia

Runtime76 min

Poster

One man rethinks his mental illness. BIPOLARIZED follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatments and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.

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mental health, true story, community impact

Birthday

Chris King

Runtime16 minutes

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A severely wounded Marine returns home to his wife after months of surgery and rehabilitation

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veterans

Body and Soul (De Corpo e Alma)

Matthieu Bron

Runtime54 min

Poster

The amazing story of three young Mozambicans with physical disabilities, who work to help
others in their community. Their daily lives reveal how they see themselves, raising questions
of self-acceptance and how to find one's place in society.

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friendship, inclusion, accessibility, understanding, community impact

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