The 6th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness of the life experiences of people with disabilities, will return for its sixth and largest edition yet, in 30 venues, across eight New York counties, from March 6th through March 11th, 2014.
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Reel Abilities Fest Spotlights Lives of People With Disabilities
With Braille, sign language, captions, event is accessible to all
By: Michelle Salemi
Social and physical taboos experienced by people living with disabilities will be in the spotlight at the fifth annual ReelAbilities: N.Y. Disabilities Film Festival, kicking off on Thursday.
Houston film festival brings new perspectives to disabilities
Melissa Stockwell lost her left leg when a roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad.
Fifty-two days later, she took her first steps with a prosthetic leg.
Two months later, she was skiing. Then she completed the New York City Marathon on a hand-crank bike.
And less than a year after losing her leg, Stockwell - the first American woman to lose a limb in active combat - began training to swim in the 2008 Paralympic Games.
“I’ve done more in my life with one leg than I ever would have done with two,” the former soldier says in “Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing,” one of the documentaries screening in the ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival will present the 2nd annual ReelAbilities Boston Disabilities Film Festival, showcasing films about the lives of people with different disabilities from a variety of communities.
The Festival kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the West Newton Cinema and will continue with presentations through Sunday, Feb. 5 at the West Newton Cinema and other locations in Boston, Springfield, and Hanover.