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COMMUNITY

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.

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.

The Men of Atalissa

Directed by Kassie Bracken
35 min / documentary / 2013 / USA

The Men of Atalissa is a documentary about 32 intellectually challenged people who were employed by Texas-based Henry’s Turkey Service without proper compensation, and were abused physically and mentally, living in harsh conditions, at Atalissa, Iowa for more than 30 years beginning in the 1970s.

The Ups of Downs

Directed by Ali Palmer-Smith
10 min / documentary / 2002 / UK

Despite being born with Down syndrome, Danny lives life to the fullest. This short film shows how independent and informed a young man with Danny’s condition can be. The film gives a glimpse into a life to be proud of.

Time For a Change

Directed by Danny Smith
5 min / documentary / 2012 / UK

This auto-biographical documentary follows a filmmaker as he bids farewell to the South London housing cooperative that he has lived in for eight years and returns to his native Oxford.

Where’s Molly?

Directed by Jeff Daly
72 min / documentary / 2007 / USA

“Where’s Molly?” Since he was 6 years old, Jeff Daly kept asking that question. When his sister Molly was not yet 3 years old, she was taken from their “perfect” home, never to return.

Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace

Executive Producer Albert T. Primo
28 min / documentary / 1972 / USA

Focusing on an institution located in Staten Island, NY, this film, with reporter, Geraldo Rivera, was one of the first exposés on local television. As a result of its airing on WABC-TV, the manner of treating people with disabilities was forever changed.