Friday, March 27, 2009

Sprout Film Festival to screen 13 films about developmental disabilities in May

The Sprout Film Festival will be May 1-3, 2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Uris Education Center, at 81st St. & 5th Avenue in New York City.

The Film Festival, which began in 2003, says its mission is for attendees:

to experience film and video related to the field of developmental disabilities. People with developmental disabilities as subjects and performers remain marginalized in the media. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise their profile by showcasing works of all genres featuring this population. By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.

You can see the 2009 film schedule here.