A Quick-Movie Salute to Incapacity Rights

Today is the last day you sign up for the Sacramento Public Library’s Disabled Film Festival, Superfest Sacramento.

That evening, from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., festival goers can watch a collection of nine short films selected by disability rights advocates and filmographers. The event is presented through Zoom and is free of charge Sign inÖn is necessary.

“Celebrate cutting-edge cinema that presents disability through a diverse, complex, and engaging lens,” says the Sacramento Public Library on its website. “The festival is one of the few in the world that is completely accessible to film-goers of all kinds.”

The films, as summarized on the SPL website, are:

  • Aalternative ways of being human “– –Used tools come to life for the second time in this documentary about a passionate sculptor in Finland.
  • “Get up”– –For 30 years for her whole life– –old jazmine, Who uses a wheelchair, wanted to be an actress. As she encounters Ruth as she navigates the tough world of stand-up comedy, she learns that accessibility is not just about physical space.
  • Sign at any time “– –A young skateboarder shares his journey to be proud of his deaf identity.
  • “Single”– –Kim, who was born with one arm, is set up on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes that he also has a physical disability, and she is (checked).
  • “Garden diversity”– –A mockumentary about a disabled person’s garden and his unjustified admirers.
  • “Chin Up”– –During her childhood, JoAnne loved drawing herself as heroic characters to escape the insecurity and feeling of being different that came with her condition. However, JoAnne never drew her facial features differently to match the scene of a heroic warrior or a mystical mermaid. This animated documentary touches on important milestones that influenced JoAnne and made her the strong woman she is today.
  • “Gas light”– –A young disabled woman struggles to hold onto her identity in the face of the world’s assumptions, and she strives for independence from their parents who doubt their ability to become a mother.
  • “Boss”– –This reverent ode to the service dog tells the story of the German immigrant Sonja Ohldag, who was diagnosed with a seizure disorder after moving to the USA in 1999. Sonja cannot afford a service animal from an organization, trains her dog herself and takes a risk on chief who is not your average service dog.
  • Gaelynn Lea– –Gaelynn Lea, violinist and disability rights attorney in Minnesota, tours the upper Midwest, experiencing the ups and downs of the street as she strains as a performer and artist.

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