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ReelAbilities Diversity & Inclusion Festival

The ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films, accompanied by discussions and other engaging programs which bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

Kesem (“Magic” in Hebrew) is exactly what occurs when actors, both with and without needs, go through this theatrical process together. Under the direction of Brian Bassett, participants learn, grow and express themselves in ways they may never had imagined.  In Kesem, the Weinstein JCC’s inclusive theater project, it is the process, more than the result, that is most important.  The cast and crew of Kesem invite everyone to come and experience the magic of Kesem! Click here to learn more.

This year's festival, presented by Karen and Ken Olshansky, took place February 11-13. 

Thank you to this year's Community Partners:
United Athletics
NAMI Virginia
NAMI Central Virginia
The Friendship Circle Virginia
Chabad of VA
Autism Society Central Virginia
Jewish Family Services
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
Northstar Academy
The If You Could See Me Project
Monocan High School Health & Physical Therapy Specialty Center
Autism Speaks
Metropolitan Business League
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond
The Choice Group
Special Olympics Virginia
SunTrust now Truist