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From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (“In the Family”), “On Beauty” follows former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti as he uses his lens to challenge convention and redefine beauty with the help of two extraordinary women.
Mini Competition - World Premiere
Little Hero is a film that centers on the relationship between six-year-old twins, Avery and Xander. At 18-months-old, Xander was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Avery, however, does not view her brother as being a special needs child. Instead, she sees him as a superhero. In this documentary, Avery explains their unique and beautiful relationship from her perspective.
James Colburn was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who finds joy in small things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him. James is living proof there is love and laughter in the face of autism.
In a small flyblown gym, the boxers bob and dance, throw shadow jabs and spar. Naguru, in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, is a community of fast hands where the love of boxing rules. It’s here that Bashir Ramathan throws real head snappers. His routine is the same each day - a jog around the slum, jumping rope, and then working with the bags. With each punch, an explosion of dust indicates the strength of each jab. Unlike the other fighters, however, Bashir is completely blind.
BlindSight examines the photographic imagination of the members of the Seeing With Photography Collective through their photography. While the members were sighted at one time, they are all now blind or visually impaired. Many came to photography after their blindness, and photography has given them a new voice, a way to express what they feel, what they see inside their head. The results are transformative, for the members and for the viewer. They are tangible proof of how creativity enhances life and gives power.
Twenty-four years after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, the first all-abilities playground in Missoula is being built with the help of a community. For All follows seven children with disabilities as they contribute to the design and experience a playground built with them in mind for the first time.
A portrait film about British Paralympic athlete, Jordanne Whiley. Jordanne was born with brittle bone disease. Narrated by Jordanne during the lead up to the US Open 2014. If she wins, she will become the first British athlete, to win all four grand slams in one year.