The only distributor of films exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

INSTITUTIONS

Brooklyn Love Tales

DIRECTED BY ANTHONY DI SALVO
12 1/2 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2016 / USA

A personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

BURT I, II & III

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
25 min & 8 min & 2 min / documentary / 2002 & 2005 & 2010 / USA

Through first person anecdotes which reveal a savant’s amazing memory, we meet Burt, a man with developmental disabilities who survived decades of inhuman treatment to become a person who enjoys life to the fullest.

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.

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.

My Classic Life As An Artist

Directed by Doug Biklen & Zach Rossetti
21 min / documentary / 2004 / USA

Filled with humorous and poignant assessments of his life, this documentary explores the complexities of expression as autistic artist Larrry Bissonnette moves between speech, typing and painting.

The Teachings of Jon

Directed by Jennifer Owensby
57 min / documentary / 2006 / USA

An insightful and soul-touching film about Jon, a 40-year old man, severely and profoundly affected by Down syndrome and how a family allowed themselves to change, grow and succeed because of him.

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.