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DOCUMENTARIES

Out of Our Minds

Directed by David Carlin
52 min / documentary / 2000 / Australia

The Australian theatre group Back to Back consists mainly of actors with learning difficulties. For some time now, Mark, Rita and Sonia have been making up the hard core of this unusual ensemble. In OUT OF OUR MINDS, filmmaker David Carlin follows them in their preparations for a new piece.

Paul

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

To Paul, Thames is a place where he feels especially connected and empowered. People in the Thames community know Paul. He is the first client at the trust and has been there now for 22 years. With equal amounts of strength and vulnerability he quietly pursues the things in life which make him feel strong and happy.

He is the team leader and participant of the Thames Valley Special Olympic’s team as well as an active committee member of Totally Thames Community Group , helping out at all of the community events gives Paul a sense of himself.


Permission to Grow

Directed by John Chester
25 min / documentary / 2005 / Australia

The Random 1 team meets Kevin, a shy, young man with special needs. He has a simple request: help him find his first date. While not in the match-making business, when Christina steps out of her car, they realize they have the opportunity to help Kevin experience what we all want…to feel accepted.

Rainman Goes to RocKwiz

Directed by Russell Kilbey
30 min / documentary / 2010 / Australia

Mark Boerebach lives in a black and white world but he dreams in color. A nearly blind recluse with Asperger’s Syndrome, can he break out of his constrictive routine and show his amazing music chart recall on a live TV quiz show?

Recycling of Souls

Directed by Piotr Malecki
5 min / documentary / 2011 / Poland

A personal view of people with learning disabilities working at a recycling plant in Warsaw, Poland.

Road to the Grand Final

DIRECTED BY MARK HELLINGER & JESSE MASKELL
6 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / AUSTRALIA

Williamstown Seagulls FIDA Football Club exists to provide sporting opportunities to people with an intellectual disability in the Inner Western Suburbs of Melbourne. This is the story of their 2014 season.

Ryan Matthews: Basically Me

DIRECTED BY LEN KAMERLING
9 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

Ryan Matthews is an accomplished artist with Asperger’s Syndrome. Since childhood he has been perfecting the expression of his singular subject: TRAINS.

Sheri and Paul

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
11 min / documentary / 2004 / USA

A couple shares their personal thoughts on love and marriage in this candid and touching portrait. Sheri Pearl and Paul Kiok sat in front of the camera one afternoon and spoke candidly about their relationship and the feelings they were experiencing 3 months before their wedding.

Siblings

DIRECTED BY PAUL MCNEILL
10 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2004 / CANADA

Siblings is a touching look inside the world of those who have grown up with a sibling who has a developmental disability. This film explores the many challenges siblings, as well as the added responsibility that is thrust upon them at a very early age.

Simon

DIRECTED BY KIRSTY GRIFFIN & VIV KERNICK
5:30 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / NEW ZEALAND

Simon gives us a glimpse in to the complex world of deafness and autism. We begin to understand him, we see a gentle, strong hardworking man, interested in the world around him. A peek through a crack in a door firmly shut.