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Sprout Film Festival comes to C’ville

Posted Mar 06 2009 12:00am

Anthony DiSilvo reminded me that the Sprout Film Festival will be in my neighborhood. Although it’s not expressly about Learning Disabilities, it’s relevant to LD Blog for other reasons (e.g., achievements of individuals with disabilities).

SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL “Making the Invisible Visible”

Two Shows! 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Free Admission)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ($10 suggested donation) at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tickets are general admission and available at the door.

People with developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population.

By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.

The local event is sponsored by the Piedmont Regional Education Program. Here’s a link to the flyer for the event and here’s a link directly to the PREP Web site. I’ve run notices about SFF in New York City over on Teach Effectively or SpedPro in the past. One about this year’s festival will appear on SpedPro pretty soon. Here’s a link to the NYC event.

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