Next stop New York for ‘Take a Moment’ show
A group of Kiwis are about to tell New York audiences what it is like to live with an intellectual disability.
The IHC film, Take a Moment With Us will feature at the 2012 Sprout Film Festival from April 27–29 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Uris Education Center.
“We are honored to include it in our line-up,” says Sprout’s executive director Anthony Di Salvo, who saw the promotional video online and got in touch.
Sprout is a New-York based organisation offering programmes for people in the United States with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It presents annual international film festivals featuring people with disabilities as subjects and performers.
“Sprout and IHC have a lot in common,” says Take A Moment With Us project coordinator Pip O’Connell. “Like them, we want to accurately portray people with intellectual disabilities in the media and in communities, to break down stereotypes, and encourage people to accept their differences.”
The film is part of a wider travelling exhibition that introduces visitors to 24 people with intellectual disabilities. It features photographs by Christchurch documentary and portrait photographer Bridgit Anderson and video footage shot and edited by Auckland video maker Sam Morrison.
Take a Moment With Us is one of more than 50 films from 13 countries, all related to the field of developmental disabilities, being shown at the festival.
For more information, contact Janine Stewart, IHC General Manager of Programmes, phone 04 471 5750, 027 249 2976 or email email@example.com
Hi-res photographs and video are available.