by Eric Pudalov
Having been a Communications major in college, I spent a great deal of time studying film and video. So it should come as no surprise that I’m a huge supporter of film festivals, particularly in the Atlanta area.
The founders of the festival hope to draw audience members from three specific demographics, according to their homepage:
- People with disabilities who will share their stories and points of view
- People directly impacted by disabilities, family members, service providers, or other stakeholders
- The film-going public who are interested in films that they may otherwise not see in Atlanta
This film festival, which was founded in NY, is committed to telling the stories and raising awareness about the lives of people with all kinds of disabilities, both physical and mental.
2011 marks the first ReelAbilities ATL, which will present award winning films in a number of locations throughout the Atlanta-Metro area. Additionally, the festival includes discussions and other gatherings designed to bring members of the community together for a chance to recognize and champion the variety of life experiences each of us share.