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**
Please make all access requests,
including ASL interpreting/live captioning by February 15.
Written and Directed by Michael Achtman, Produced by Caglar Kimyoncu
England, 2015, Narrative Short
Recipient of the Liane Yasumoto Jury’s Choice Award
In this narrative short, Anna, a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis, receives an unexpected visit from Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer. Despite the initial cold reception, Doreen makes herself at home and spends the day with Anna. As the day unfolds, they take a stroll in the park, bake a chocolate cake, and watch an Ingmar Bergman film.
Watch the trailer.
THE RIGHT TO BE RESCUED
Directed by Jordan Melograna, Produced by Jordan Melograna and Mark Stroh
United States, 2015, Documentary Short
Recipient of the Advocacy Award
“The Right to Be Rescued” is a documentary short that delves into the effects of natural disasters on individuals with disabilities. The film narrates the experiences of disabled individuals left behind during Hurricane Katrina and explores the measures taken by New Orleans and other cities to prevent such occurrences in the future.
THE BARBER OF AUGUSTA
Directed by Michèle Hozer
Canada, 2016, Documentary Short
Liane Yasumoto’s Jury’s Choice Award
Matthew Genser, a Toronto native, embarks on a unique journey to discover his unexpected superpower: hair cutting. Much like every superhero, he grapples with a dark side, but when adorned in his costume, he becomes invincible. Grab your cape and join in for a stylish adventure!
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, embarks on a quest for a career amid prevalent discrimination. Her journey takes her to Japan, where she discovers empowerment through disability activism and community support. Upon returning home, she carries with her 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?
View the trailer.