ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Screenings: March 8, NYU Medical Center
Sent to me from the Dept. of Medical Ethics at the NYU Medical Center
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Screenings
March, 8 2013 3-5PM: 550 1st Avenue, Alumni Hall B, NYU Medical Center
Presented with ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival, March 7-12, a showcase of award-winning films by and about people with disabilities. For more information, please visit: www.reelabilities.org.
Free and open to the public!
- WILLOWBROOK, Directed by Ross Cohen (USA, 2012, USA, 16 min, Narrative): In 1964, a young pediatrician begins his residency at Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, only to discover that the institution is conducting Army funded experiments on developmentally disabled children. Based on true events.
- FLYING ANNE, Directed by Catherine van Campen (Netherlands, 2010, 21 min, Documentary): Eleven-year-old Anne is the kind of beautiful girl you can’t take your eyes off. The longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’ from her Tourette’s syndrome – she suddenly spins or licks something. Anne is afraid of being teased at school and tries to keep her tics in check though she prefers ‘flying’ through life, so no one notices her tics.
Discussant: Arthur Caplan (Director, Division of Bioethics, NYUMC) and Barron Lerner (Professor of Medicine, NYUMC)
Moderator: Helena Hansen (NYUMC and NYU Department of Anthropology)