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SPROUT Film Festival

Matinee:
The Magic of J-Mac 13 mins./documentary/2010/USA
The story of an autistic high school basketball team manager, Jason McElwain, who gets a chance to play in a regular season game and shoots the lights out.

One Question 7 ½ mins./documentary/2011/USA
35 persons with developmental disabilities answer the same one question: If you can change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

My Brother Hyrum 3 mins./documentary/2011/USA
Autism is explained by five year old Hannah, who shares her personal perspective of her brother, Hyrum.

Determined to Dance 16 mins./documentary/2009/USA
A portrait of young dancers with Down syndrome and their families. The video also includes rehearsal footage and actual performances.

Beautiful 13mins./narrative/2010/Australia
Beautiful is about a young couple that are in love and the young man finds it difficult to tell his girlfriend that she's beautiful. In between that we have a parent that's letting his daughter go and grow up and be in love and a character that is a bit ignorant towards people with a disability.

Champion 2 mins./documentary/ 2010/Canada
A film that focuses on Michael Yang, an amazing athlete who has won a handful of gold medals, and has even broken world records at the Special Olympics.

Take a Moment With Us 4 mins./documentary/2010/New Zealand
This video is part of a multimedia exhibition profiling a diverse group of New Zealanders. Combining text, color and humor, people living with an Intellectual disability tell their stories.

Hannah 5 mins./documentary/2010/International
This film explores the playful ambition of Hannah, a young dancer and athlete with a disability. Her personal achievements reveal that disability is no barrier to creativity.

By Any Other Name 15mins./narrative/2010/USA
One day the monotony of Jared’s life is up-ended when he meets his pretty new co-worker Marissa. Before they know it, they develop a close friendship, one unlike either of them ever experienced before.

Night:
No Pity 16mins./documentary/2009/USA
A poignant exposé of pity-based fundraising for the disability of autism -- and the empowered response of self-advocates.

One Question 7 ½ mins./documentary/2011/USA
35 persons with developmental disabilities answer the same one question: If you can change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket 18 mins./2009/documentary/USA
Chronicles the story of an extraordinary artist who has created a significant body of work despite a disability that inhibits what most might consider “normal’ human interaction.

Jocob’s Turn 8 mins./documentary/2010/USA
An inspirational short documentary about a boy with Down syndrome and his love of baseball.

Against the Fence 19 mins./documentary/2011/USA
Riley was brutally beaten in a bias crime because of his developmental disability. This is a story about his recovery and his own participation in bringing justice to his life.

Laser Beak Man 10 mins./documentary/2010/Australia
A child who was never expected to walk or speak overcomes incredible odds to become an accomplished visual artist with his animation series screening around the world.

Hold My Hand 17 mins./documentary/2011/USA
This film explores the significance of difference and equality in the life of Eliza, a woman with Down Syndrome. Striving for a higher education, she faces rejection because of her difference.

Hold Me Down 1 min/poetry video/2010/USA
A short video featuring a poem written by a poet with a developmental disability. Recited and performed by a young adult with a developmental disability.

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