Film Festival Designed To Illuminate The Lives Of The Disabledby The Daily Eye Team February 18 2016, 11:43 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
A film festival intended to promote and celebrate inclusion of individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, mental illness and other challenges is playing through Thursday in Houston."ReelAbilities" kicked off its fourth year Sunday night. The festival offers free screenings of 12 films at Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24.
"We try to balance the film selection around different experiences and different life cycles," said Carl Josehart, chief executive officer at Memorial Hermann, one of the sponsors. "We want to focus on the totality of living with a disability."
"The festivals are a great experience because often people with disabilities feel like they are invisible; there are not always images in the popular media that are inclusive," said Josehart.