Far From Home screening at San Francisco Public Library

July 19, 2010
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Elissa Moon

Soc Doc Alum Elissa Moon's thesis documentary, Far From Home, will screen at Superfest International Disability Film Festival Showcase of a Selection of 2010 Award-Winners on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 3-5 p.m. at the San Francisco Main Library – 100 Larkin Street (at Grove) Koret Auditorium - Lower Level
Program Information:
Access Services of the San Francisco Public Library in association with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office on Disability and Culture! Disability! Talent! presents: Superfest International Disability Film Festival Showcase of a Selection of 2010 Award-Winners
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, award-winning films of, by and for the Disability Community will be shown on:
Monday, July 26, 2010 

3-5 p.m.
Main Library – 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Koret Auditorium - Lower Level

The Main Library is accessible to persons using wheelchairs. Films will be audio described and captioned. Film introductions will be ASL interpreted. Assistive listening devices will be available. Programs will be available in large print and braille. Please call 557-4557 (v) or 557-4433 (tty) or e-mail mgoddard@sfpl.org with questions or requests for other accommodations. Requesting accommodations by Monday, July 19th will help to ensure availability.

To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, please avoid using perfumes or other chemical-based scented products.

All films are captioned, audio described and kid friendly.

All programs at the Library are free. Sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library www.sfpl.org
(415) 557-4400
(415) 557-4433 (TTY)

Schedule of Superfest Showcase Selection of 2010 Award-Winners

3:00 Welcome and Introductions

3:10 Far From Home (27 min.) [U.S.] Merit Award Producer: Elissa Moon. Director: Elissa Moon.
An incisive look at 3 Laguna Honda residents, whose lawsuit against the U.S.’s largest nursing home enabled them and others to escape institutionalization into independent living.

3:45 The Art of Movement (9 min.) [U.S.] Merit Award Producers: David & Susan Levitt Waxman. Director: David Levitt Waxman.
Profile of Oakland’s world renowned AXIS Dance Company. These dancers, with and without disabilities, raise the artistic bar and push the creative envelope until they astonish audiences with their innovative moves.

4:00 Beyond Borders (20 min.) [CANADA] Merit Award Producers: Fabrio Wuytack & Handicum. Director: Brecht Vanmeirhaeghe.
Children and adults from Iraq, Uzbekistan and Morocco immigrate to Belgium seeking much needed services or to escape oppression and war in their homelands. Three unique lives, one universal story.

4:30 Je Me Souviens: Excluded from the Montreal Subway Since 1966 (14 min.) [CANADA] Emerging Artist Award Producer: Laurence Parent. Director: Laurence Parent.
A passionate and poetic expose of a long, so far futile battle for accessibility of the Montreal subway.

4:50 White Sound (6 min.) [AUSTRALIA] Pamela K. Walker Award Producer: Sarah Tracton. Director: Sarah Tracton.
Filmmaker Sarah Tracton, gives us a totally fresh take on what it means to hear, to listen, when she uses her own hearing loss as catalyst to visually explore the texture of sound.