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Moving Images 2017 Films and Panels

Through the power of film, Moving Images looks to raise awareness, educate our community, and fight prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with disabilities. Vinfen is excited to announce the films and panels for our 2017 Film Festival.

The Anonymous People

Over 23 million Americans live in long-term recovery from addiction. The Anonymous People seeks to change public perception and response to the addiction crisis by sharing the stories of those in recovery.

This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health

This is Crazy is a thought-provoking documentary that examines the ramifications of criminalizing mental illness.

Mental Health for All by Involving All

Vikram Patel examines the lack of mental health services available to citizens of developing countries and proposes an intervention.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Special Guest, Co-producer and writer of The Anonymous People Bud Mikhitarian; Somerville Police Department Director of Community Outreach & Harm Reduction Patricia Contente, LICSW; Dismas House of Massachusetts Attorney Anna Rice; William J. Ostiguy High School Lead Guidance Counselor Joelle Bush, MA; and Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery Executive Director Maryanne Frangules

 

Life, Animated

Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of Disney animated films.

Brooklyn Love Tales

LBrooklyn Love Tales provides a personal look into the lives of three couples with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Perfect

In this quirky comedy, one man attempts to free himself from any flaws

Love, No Matter What

Writer Andrew Solomon shares what he’s learned from talking to dozens of parents with children who are different from them in some fundamental way

PANEL DISCUSSION

Lexington Public Schools Speech Language Pathologist for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Tim DeLuca, MS, CCC-SLP; Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning Jeff Keilson, MA; Director of Family Support at the Department of Developmental Services Margaret Van Gelder; Director of Family Connections at Walker Darcy Rubino; and President & Executive Director of Asperger Works Daniel R. Rajczyk, MS