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Sunday, October 31, 2010 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Capitol Room

Session Description


11:30am - Cassilly: How I Got to College: the Video (preview)

Length: 26 minutes

Producer: Hawaii Center on Disability Studies

No presenter on Sunday


Description:  This video describes the experiences of a young woman with intellectual challenges who attends a two-year community college in Honolulu. The video encourages students, their families, teachers, and counselors, to work to reduce the barriers to the inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities in post-secondary education.



11:57am - Sound and Fury: Six Years Later (preview)

Length: 29 minutes

Producer: Josh Aronson, Aronson Films

No presenter on Sunday  


Description: This is an engaging look at Heather Artinian six years after her family's saga captured audiences in the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Sound and Fury". In the first film, Heather's parents decided not to implant her. In this stand-alone follow-up film we learn that Heather finally did get the implant at age 9. She is now popular at school and excels academically.



12:30pm - Forgotten Lives (preview)

Length: 44 minutes

Producer: Jeff Garrison-Tate, Community Now!

No presenter on Sunday


Description: "Forgotten Lives" documents the horrors of state institutions for people with intellectual disabilities in Texas and offers hope for people to live freely in their community. Texas is the Institution Capitol of the world, warehousing more people including children than any other state. Forgotten Lives is a call to action to ensure the vision of Olmstead is realized.




1:15pm - If Everybody Works (preview)

Length: 15 minutes

Producer: University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development, UCEDD/LEND

No Presenter on Sunday


Description: "If Everybody Works" is a video that demonstrates what happens when people with disabilities work in the community rather than "sheltered work" settings such as Henry's Turkey Services in Atalissa, Iowa. It highlights Iowans with disabilities who are pursuing the "American Dream" by working, prospering, and contributing to society -- just like other tax-paying citizens. Some have started their own businesses with great success, inspiring others to follow suit.





1:31pm - The Cyborg Revolution (preview)

Length: 51 minutes

Producer: NHK, Filmakers Library

No presenter on Sunday  


Description: Cyborg technology is a revolutionary development in rehabilitation medicine. It allows the brain and nervous system to manipulate specially engineered devices that help people regain the use of impaired body function. Once a dream of science fiction, this revolutionary technology is now becoming a reality.




2:23pm - Every Speed (preview)

Length: 11 minutes

Producer: Lindsay Martin and Julia Fuller, Institute on Disabilities, UCEDD, Temple University, PA


Description: "Every Speed" is an experimental short documentary that explores ideas about body movement, technology, and dependency. The film addresses issues often taken for granted by the able-bodied population, such as accessibility and dependency on movement technology. It also examines perceptions of value and time associated with various forms of movement, from micro to macro.




3:30pm - The Collector of Bedford Street (preview)

Length: 34 minutes

Producer: Alice Elliott, Welcome Change Productions

No presenter on Sunday


Description: The Academy Award nominated "The Collector of Bedford Street" is a short documentary film that follows Larry Selman, the film maker's 60 year old neighbor. A community activist and fundraiser with developmental disabilities, Larry raises thousands of dollars for charity every year while he lives at the poverty level. Because of Larry's 20 years of service to his neighborhood, the community created a supplemental need adult trust fund for him. This was the first time that a group, rather than an individual's family, did this.




4:05pm - The Gillian Film (preview)

Length: 44 minutes

Producer: Joanne Hershfield, Chair, Curriculum in Women's Studies, University of Chapel Hill at North Carolina


Description: "The Gillian Film" is a moving portrait of an exceptional young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, takes dance classes, and has developmental disabilities. When Gillian decides to move out of the house, her mother must come to terms with letting go.