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Finding Fred

Directed by Geoffrey Kappenberg
10 min / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA

Finding Fred shows the development of love, admiration and enormous devotion between two brothers once separated by the Willowbrook State School, an institution for “children with mental retardation.”

The filmmaker gently guides a discussion about the past, present, and future, showing that with support, everyone can learn. This is a love story of brothers reunited.

FLOATING BOY

DIRECTED BY BEN KERNS
7 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2018 / USA

Floating Boy is the story of a young man who wants to fly. His father, wanting the best for his boy, wants him to stay grounded.

Forgotten People

Directed by Witness
9.5 min / documentary / 2000 / USA

This film documents the inhumane conditions faced by individuals with mental disabilities situated in grossly understaffed, inadequate and neglectful psychiatric facilities around the world.

Free

DIRECTED BY TOMISLAV ŽAJA
73 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2015 / CROATIA / CROATIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Free follows the journey to freedom for a group of people with intellectual disabilities who have been locked away in Croatian institutions.

Go For It

Directed by Cam Lasley
2 min / music video / 2009 / USA

“Every night I go to sleep – I see visions in my dream – It could be reality – If I would just go for it.” Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 30 years ago. Cameron Lasley was born in 1982 with Down syndrome, and in those first days, pediatricians didn’t know whether he would walk or talk or do anything other kids do.

Go For It – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
2 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Cam Lasley & Jack Gibson, performed by Ben Takanashi. This is one in series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

HOLD ME DOWN – POETIC SHORT

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Cam Lasley & Jack Gibson, performed by Marlon Foster. This is one in a series of 13 short videos featuring poetry written by poets with developmental disabilities. Each poem is recited and performed by young adults with developmental disabilities.

HOLD MY HAND

Directed by James Parker
17 min / documentary / 2011 / USA

“Hold My Hand” explores the significance of difference and equality in the life of Eliza Schaaf, a 20 year old woman living with Down syndrome.

HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT THAT?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
2.5 min / narrative / 2000 / USA

Seth Ehrlich, a person with developmental disabilities gives a commentary on a community’s efforts to deny a group home from opening.

How’s Your News? On the Campaign Trail

Directed by Arthur Bradford
27 min / documentary / 2005 / USA

The world famous “How’s Your news?” crew are at it again with their insightful and, often times, hilarious coverage of the 2004 presidential campaign.