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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 Misunderstood Love

DIRECTED BY RICCARDO DI GERLANDO
15 MIN / NARRATIVE / 2012 / ITALY
A beautifully shot silent film – a man witnesses the physical mutation of a young woman with Down syndrome.

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.

Topsy and Dave

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

Love, patience, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any successful marriage. With a huge amount of help from their support workers and a year in the planning, we follow Topsy and Dave as they grasp the idea of marriage, what it means to them and how things will change.

Track by Track

DIRECTED BY ANNA MOOT-LEVIN
15 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2013 / USA

Track by Track follows the story of Kendall Collins, an 18-year-old sketch artist with autism who is on the brink of adulthood.

Trunk and Basement

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

I see it on TV – hear it on the radio – what’s a little boy to do? Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world 27 years ago. These days, “Laz D” does more than walk and talk. He struts and raps.

Two Evils – Poetic Short

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1 min / naarrative / 2011 / USA

Poetry by Paul Quinn (The Enrichment Center). Performed by Juan Garcia and Tony Welch. 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.

What Would You Change?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
6 min / documentary / 2013 / USA

24 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities answer the same question “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?”

When I Die

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

A poem written by Nancy Brown & Vicky Reaves and recited/performed by Nadirah McFadden. 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.

Wretches & Jabberers

Directed by Gerardine Wurzburg
94 min / documentary / 2010 / USA

Two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determine to put a new face on autism, they travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland.