ABILITIES EXPO SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 pm
LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
1201 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET
all films are screened with open audio description and open captioning
**FREE EVENT WITH RSVP**
Written and Directed by Michael Achtman, Produced by Caglar Kimyoncu
England, 2015, Narrative Short
Liane Yasumoto Jury's Choice Award
Anna, a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis is visited by Doreen, a door to door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake, and watch an Ingmar Bergman film.
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THE RIGHT TO BE RESCUED
Directed by Jordan Melograna, Produced by Jordan Melograna and Mark Stroh
United States, 2015, Documentary Short
The Right to Be Rescued is a short documentary about the impact of natural disasters on people with disabilities. This documentary tells the story of those disabled people left behind in Hurricane Katrina and what New Orleans and other cities are doing to make sure it never happens again.
THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA
Directed by Michèle Hozer
Canada, 2016, Documentary Short
Liane Yasumoto’s Jury’s Choice Award
Toronto native Matthew Genser goes to great lengths to find his unexpected superpower: cutting hair. Like all superheroes, he has a dark side; but in his costume, he’s invincible. Put on your cape and get lined up!
Directed by Nwaye Zar Che Soe, Mine Aung Lin Tun, Pyae Zaw Phyo
Myanmar/Japan, 2014, Documentary Short
Disability Justice Award
A young woman born with a disability searches for a career despite rampant discrimination. She travels to Japan where she finds strength in disability activism and community, and returns home with a newfound sense of pride.
Directed by Daniele Bonari; Written by Michele Squillace
Italy, 2014, Narrative Short
An unlikely heroine must deal with a particular epidemic; will she alone be able to save the world?
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