Major Illness & Disabilities
Overcoming what seems to be the weight of the world.
Parkinson’s Dreams of Me. Unusual, “movement poem” performed by Rick Hermann, an untrained dancer with Parkinson’s who talks of the dream images he associates with his condition and his identification with a tortoise. Director: Pam Kuntz
From Leg Braces to Ballet. One mother spurs The New York City Ballet to offer a workshop for her daughter with cerebral palsy and others; an Upworthy Original. Director: Alex Dean
Can You Read My Lips? Inspired by the essay, Seeing At The Speed of Sound, and featuring its author, Rachel Kolb, deaf since birth, this film immerses us in the often overlooked challenges of lip reading and considers it in relation to the rich, expressive culture of signing. Director: David Terry Fine
Rush Delivery. Hospitalized children perform a musical, colorful caper in this collaboration between the British Columbia Children’s Hospital and film industry personnel. Director: Emma Higgins
Denali. This story about the relationship between photographer Ben Moon and his beloved dog, Denali, illuminates the profound support man’s best friend can provide in sickness and in health. Director: Ben Moon/FeltSoulMedia