Atlanta Teen Hosts Film Festival to Honor and Raise Awareness for People With Special Needs

5 Nov

Please come on Saturday, November 10th for the Dignity Revolution Film Festival in the theater of Paideia, which features films about people with “diffabilities,” and is the Girl Scout Gold Award for Susannah, a senior and the president of Paideia’s Diffabilities Club. What does that mean, “diffabilities?” It is a term that reflects the fact that everyone has different abilities, rather than focusing on what those with intellectual disabilities cannot do. The purpose of the Dignity Revolution Film Festival is to promote awareness about people with disabilities and their role in today’s society. Most importantly, it’s about understanding, inclusion, and equality.  The festival will start in the morning at 9:00 a.m. with the movie most appropriate for younger children and progress through the day with the last movie appropriate for high school students and adults. 

The four films are Finding Nemo, chosen because of its characters’ wide assortment of disabilities (9:00 a.m.); Praying with Lior, showing the spiritually rich life of a Jewish boy with Down Syndrome (11:00 a.m.); Door to Door, about a man with Cerebral Palsy who becomes a salesman despite discrimination (1:20 p.m.); and Snow Cake, chosen because it deals with a man coming to terms with the fact that a woman with Autism can live independently (3:30 p.m.).  Moderators from the disabilities community will lead discussions after each film to foster understanding and education.

 

The event is free and open to the public.  See the website, http://dignityrevfilmfestival.wordpress.com/, for the Viewing Schedule of each film. Please “like” the Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DignityRevolutionFilmFestival?ref=stream. Join for one film, or for all of them!

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