Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

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How Much Am I Worth? (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:59

This stirring documentary explores the failings of the U.S. health system through the lens of four women with disabilities.

Autism Ability (2020)

Watch the Short | 3:20

"Autism Ability” displays the positive ways that autism has impacted my life. Documentary filmmaking is one of those positive impacts that gives me the opportunity to highlight my disability, as well as highlighting my abilities as a filmmaker. This project portrays the behind the scenes impact that autism has on my filming and filming has on my life.

The Fish Don't Care When It Rains (2020)

Watch the Short | 4:51

With humor and heart, autistic artist Jen Msumba demonstrates what the simple life of a fish can teach us about accepting our circumstances.

Natalie's Point of View (2020)

Watch the Short | 4:16

Natalie Trevonne describes her life path as a passionate dancer who gradually lost her sight during her youth. We see a day in her life as she tells her story of transition, adaptation, power and hope.

Áine (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:24

This is the story of Aine a magical, feisty young girl with Down syndrome.

Hyper Active (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:44

All his life Cory knew he was different, it just took him a little longer to figure out why. As he faces his recent adult ADHD diagnosis, he embarks on a quest to learn how several friends with disabilities continue to cope and how their journeys might impact his own.

Full Picture (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:57

Santina has been in a wheelchair since she was six years old. With meetings, hangouts, and classes happening virtually due to the Coronavirus quarantine, she's experiencing something new: Choosing when (or if) to disclose her disability.

Voices From the Invisible (2020)

Watch the Short | 6:00

A true story about a young woman who has gone through every treatment for her mental health issues, been misdiagnosed due to her illness being invisible and trying to ease her suffering at all costs.

2nd Act: Danny J.Gomez (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:01

A short documentary chronicling Danny J. Gomez's journey from surviving Hurricane Katrina and a life-altering accident to becoming a professional actor.

Expectations (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:26

Ashley Eakin is a passionate filmmaker who is committed to capturing the complexity of disability in film and television. In her own life, she has defied expectations having experienced over 28 surgeries and cancer, while also having a 10+ year career in entertainment. Through her journey of coming to terms with her identity, she has found her calling as a writer/director challenging the lack of disability representation, while presenting a more diverse narrative. This short documentary is a reflection on her childhood and teen years and how the lack of representation impacted her life.

In Dependence (2020)

Watch the Short | 5:22

A peek into some of the ways in which Patrick Ivison and many others with disabilities must navigate the financial implications of living freely while needing physical care.



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