ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Day 5 Film Reviews

Posted: February 19, 2017 by AMCPress And Co in ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
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The first film of the night was called Swim Team which featured swimmers from the New Jesery Hammerheads Special Olympics swim team. It depicted the struggles for the parents finding ways to better understand their kids along with finding ways for their kids to be social. The team itself is team for kids that have autism spectrum disorder. It’s a beautiful film and it really showed each child’s journey on the swim team along with the struggles they had at practices. We hope the film has great success after ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. 

The last film of the night was called Nise: Heart of Madness. It’s a film about a woman who revolutionized mental health treatment in Brazil. It was an intense and emotional film that really showed what the conditions were and still are like in Brazil.  If you ever get the chance to see a screening of because it really hits on the mental health treatment in Brazil in the 1940’s and it will leave you wanting to learn more about each client she helped with occupational therapy. 

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