2011 Emmy Nomination for 'A Place For All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities' Film

February 23, 2011


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A Place For All: Faith & Community For Persons With Disabilities explores the courageous stories of persons with disabilities as they succeed in making their faith communities truly inclusive.

Stories include:

  • 5-year-old Max Rubin, who has cerebral palsy,
  • Rev. Beth Lockard, pastor of Christ the King Deaf Church,
  • Rabbi Darby Jared Leigh, one of a handful of profoundly deaf rabbis in the world,
  • Members of ELCA's DAYLE program where Definitely Abled Youth unite at the 40,000 strong Evangelical youth gathering.

Interviews include (among others):

  • Bishop Peggy Johnson of the United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary, National Council of Churches
  • Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of the New York Board of Rabbis and
  • Rev. William Gaventa, Director of Congregational Supports at the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Click here to view the film's opening sequence:

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Diva Communications' A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities
has been nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award. This is producer/writer Debra Gonsher Vinik's seventh nomination.

This hour-long interfaith program has previously received the highest honor in the Broadcast Programming Category from the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards. The 54th Annual New York Emmy® Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.

Diva Communications, Inc. is a Manhattan-based programming and production company specializing in the creation of video for broadcast, cable and the internet. Dr. Debra Gonsher Vinik has won the Emmy award three times prior to this nomination.