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When the Shooting Stops
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directed by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013; produced by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 30 mins
Violent news stories of shooting victims and grieving families can be seen every day, but the private stories of the families' recoveries are rarely made known. When the Shooting Stops examines the lives of four families after gun violence and how they respond to their losses. An armed robbery resulting in the kil...
directed by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013; produced by Lisa Davis Larry, fl. 2013 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 30 mins
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The Ball
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written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
This charming film takes us into the world of students with special needs as they prepare for their school's debutante ball. Most highschoolers take their prom for granted but these young people have the challenge of overcoming disability in order to make a glamorous presentation that night. The pupils at the Ash...
written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
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Hearts
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written by Oyvind Sandberg; directed by Oyvind Sandberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour
This inspiring love story from Norway follows Kare Morten Watne and his girlfriend Maybritt Stusdal Matre, both of whom are affected with Down syndrome. They go on dates, fall in love and become engaged, much to the despair of Kare's loving but meddling mother. One day Maybritt discovers that Kare isn't wearing hi...
written by Oyvind Sandberg; directed by Oyvind Sandberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 1 hour
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Today's Man
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written by Lizzie Gottlieb; directed by Lizzie Gottlieb (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
Director Lizzie Gottlieb began filming her brother Nicky when he was 21 and had just been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome - a high functioning form of autism. She sets out to try to understand this disorder and its effects on her brother and her family. The big question for all of them is whether Nicky will be ab...
written by Lizzie Gottlieb; directed by Lizzie Gottlieb (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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To Be or Not To Be
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written by Paul Larsen; directed by Paul Larsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 44 mins
At the beginning of To Be or Not To Be, two mothers wonder if there is a place in the world for their two sons. Isaac Larsen and Willie Smith have Down syndrome. Eventually the two are admitted to a "regular" elementary school program and the film then follows Isaac and Willie through their last year before sixth...
written by Paul Larsen; directed by Paul Larsen (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 44 mins
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Angelus Plaza
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written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
The three vibrant people profiled in this film will challenge anyone's preconceptions of old age. They all live independently in Angelus Plaza, a retirement home in downtown Los Angeles. They display a sense of humor, vitality, and interest in life despite the usual physical complaints of old age. Billie, an Afric...
written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
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Shattered Lives: A Study of Autism
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produced by Alexandre, Valenti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 37 mins
Autistic people see without seeing you and hear without hearing you. One third of them do not speak and many display extremely anxious behavior and even self-mutilation as a result of their inability to communicate. Often they withdraw into a "bubble," with no concept of time and space. This enlightening film prod...
produced by Alexandre, Valenti (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 1 hour 37 mins
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Is Love Enough?
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written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
Can a mentally disabled person be a good parent? A few generations ago, many retarded people were locked up in institutions and sterilized to prevent them from having children. Today, people with disabilities are demanding the same rights as everyone else. But the right to bear children remains highly controversia...
written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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The Words of Silence
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directed by Luciano Rigolini and Sylvana Bezzola; produced by Radiotelevisione Svizzera (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 43 mins
Meet four extraordinary people who happen to be deaf; an award-winning actress, a percussionist, a flamenco dancer and a mime. These talented performers reveal the unique landscape of the deaf, where silence is made of colors, perceptions and vibrations. Sign language and exceptional visual sensitivity overcome th...
directed by Luciano Rigolini and Sylvana Bezzola; produced by Radiotelevisione Svizzera (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 43 mins
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The Child That You Do Have
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written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
The origins of autism has puzzled scientists, just as the disorder itself has frustrated parents. This revealing documentary takes us to the Listening Centre in Toronto, where therapist Paul Madaule has made remarkable strides in helping children and parents cope with the disorder. He seeks to moderate the warring...
written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
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