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The ReelAbilities 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.
This year's festival will take place February 15-18. See below for this year's films!
Touch of Light is based on the life story of Huang Yu-Siang, who stars as himself. The film tells the story of a blind piano prodigy from rural Taiwan and his relationship with Xiao Jie, a young woman who dreams of becoming a dancer despite enormous challenges.
Photographer Rick Guidotti left the fashion world along with its restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty and refocused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows. The screening of "On Beauty" includes a talkback and is followed by a theatre workshop led by members of the Kesem (Magic) Inclusive Theatre Project
An award-winning author, performer, and motivational speaker, Geri Jewell received worldwide recognition as the first person with a disability to be cast in a prime-time series, NBC’s The Facts of Life. A role model for millions of people with disabilities and LGBT youth, she has made many television appearances and earned Emmy consideration as “Jewel’ in HBO’s Deadwood. Geri’s criticallyacclaimed autobiography, I’m Walking as Straight as I Can, is an honest and bold account of her life.