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

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Family Life

DIRECTED BY YVONNE DUBOURDIEU
8 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / CANADA

Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? “Family Life” profiles Clement & Karen Lefebvre and their two children.

Fathers’ Voices: A Journey of the Heart

Directed by Greg Schell and James May
14 min / documentary / 2004 / US

Fathers’ Voices focuses on four men raising children with developemental disabilities. In an intimate, honest and powerful manner, they share their hopes, dreams, joys and challenges.

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.

HANNAH

Directed by Sergio Cruz
5.5 min / documentary / 2010 / UK

This film explores the playful ambition of Hannah, a young dancer and athlete with a disability. Her personal achievements reveal that disability is no barrier to creativity.

Heartbreak & Beauty

DIRECTED BY GENEVIEVE CLAY-SMITH
14 MIN / EXPERIMENTAL / 2014 / AUSTRALIA

Heartbreak & Beauty is an award-winning short, experimental film depicting 12 different perspectives on universal, human emotions – all revolving around ‘love’ in its multifaceted glory.

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.

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 DO I KNOW?

Directed by Anthony Di Salvo
1.5 min / narrative / 2010 / USA

Poetry by Mark VanSlyke/Gathering Light. Performed by Gina Watson. 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.