See and hear the real story at ‘Take a Moment’ show
Fresh from a New York film festival, an IHC travelling exhibition featuring the stories of a group of Kiwis with disabilities is to open in Wellington.
The IHC film and photographic exhibition, Take a Moment With Us, is on at the St James Theatre upstairs gallery in Wellington from Wednesday 1August to Sunday 26 August.
The latest outing for Take a Moment With Us was New York in April when the short film was shown twice to audiences at the 2012 Sprout Film Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sprout’s executive director Anthony Di Salvo, said, “It was a wonderful addition to the programme and to the festival.
“The film clearly demonstrated the international scope of the challenge of accepting people with disabilities. It not only enhanced the discussions following the screenings but also raised the enjoyment level of the festival. We were honored to present the film and realised how it clearly succeeded in accomplishing the festival’s motto – making the invisible visible.”
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.
Take a Moment With Us 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.
Where and when: The exhibition at the St James Theatre (First Floor Gallery) runs from 1–26 August.
For more information: contact Take a Moment project coordinator Pip O’Connell on 021 821 638.
Hi-res photographs and video are available.