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Love and Independence in East Providence

Directed By Kassie Bracken
10 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

SYNOPSIS

Lori Sousa knew Peter Maxmean was her soul mate when they first met, and now they are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community.
The New York Times columnist Dan Barry and video journalist Kassie Bracken continue to put a spotlight on the rights and stories of American workers with intellectual disabilities with Love and Independence in East Providence. The short documentary introduces Lori Sousa and Peter Maxmean, a Rhode Island couple about to get married. Lori knew Peter was her soul mate when they first met, and now they are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community.

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2 reviews for Love and Independence in East Providence

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This film is so incredibly beautiful. I started weeping with joy halfway through–and I can’t stop! I am so glad their wedding and its memorable details are forever preserved. Dear bride and groom: Enjoy your lives together! Congratulations to everyone involved for sharing this magnificence.

  2. 3 out of 5

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    Precious. Nice to see two special needs people able to celebrate a wedding with their friends and family.

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