Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival Shorts #3
99 Minute Running Time
March is National Disabilities Awareness Month and the films shown during this festival are all either written by, starring or produced by people living with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities.
These are high quality short films that offer this portion of our population the opportunity to share their stories- successes and struggles- in hopes of helping our community to see individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a new light and as a part of the rich fabric of a caring and forward thinking community.
This event is free and open to the public. The hope is to get the invitation to attend out to ALL members of our community - not just those who already have experienced the joys and the hardships of living in the very complicated world of disabilities.
Difference is Normal 3 min. / Music Video / 2006 / Lebanon / in Lebanese with English subtitles. Ibrahim, Shafic, Ghassan, Ahmad, Kholood, Hamad, Marwan, Mayssa and Hanadi live their lives despite their disabilities and all they want is to be accepted and respected. The song in this music video is about revealing their beauty and overcoming barriers imposed by society in their daily lives.
3:15 to Brunswick 3 min. / dance / 2012 / Australia This whimsical short film captures an unexpected romantic moment of connection between two people waiting for a train that never arrives.
You Are A Lot Like Me 12.25 min. / documentary / 2013 / Fort Collins, CO
Individuals with developmental disabilities living and contributing to their communities share how their lives look a lot like everyone else's.
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham - The Story 6.5 min. / documentary / 2012 / USA
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 22 year-old wheelchair moto-cross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs.
(Almost) Superhero Dads 15 min. / documentary / 2014 / Denver, CO
Three dads share what it is like to be a superhero dad raising a child with a developmental disability – these dads open up about the challenges they face, and talk about how it is necessary as a dad to put on your cape and conquer the world (at least your piece of it) for your children.
We are also excited to be partnering with Phamaly Theatre Company inspiring people to re-envision disability through professional theatre! Phamaly will be conducting an in theater Q&A immediately following each showing.
Producer Jim Brennan of My Way Back Home & (Almost) Superhero Dads will be available for
informal Q&A during receptions following each showing.
Menschen’s Anastasia M Cummings, Producer; Sarah R Lofti, Director/Writer; and Connor Long, Actor will be available for informal Q&A during the reception following the 7:00 pm showing.
Please call 303-864-9334x10 for special accommodations, or questions