BraveMaker Film Fest 2022: Being Michelle (feature, doc film) + Short

BraveMaker Film Fest 2022: Being Michelle (feature, doc film) + Short

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$20 – $30

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Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Screen 18

825 Middlefield Road

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Being Michelle and My Disability Roadmap: Two documentaries that open our eyes, minds, and hearts to two amazing humans deaf and disabled.

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MY DISABILITY ROADMAP (short film, 22 mins) Samuel Habib, 21, wants to date, leave home, go to college. But he drives a 350-pound wheelchair, uses a communication device, and can have a seizure at any moment. Determined to find his path forward, he seeks out guidance from America’s most rebellious disability activists. Will they empower him to launch the bold adult life he craves

BEING MICHELLE (Feature Documentary, 120 mins) follows the astounding journey of a deaf and disabled woman who survived incarceration under unimaginable circumstances by a system that refused to accommodate her needs as a deaf person with autism. Michelle’s trajectory changed when she met Kim Law, a blind volunteer life coach who teaches classes to people in prison. Today, outside of prison, Kim and Michelle are doing the difficult work of unraveling Michelle’s history, of telling the story of Michelle’s traumatic childhood and her adverse experiences in the criminal justice system. With the support of Kim, Michelle realizes her own voice and strength. Throughout the film Michelle’s artwork provides her own depiction of the trauma she survived as well as a means to her recovery. Ultimately, BEING MICHELLE is a story of redemption. It is about the bonds between women committed to thriving in a broken system, who are forging a path to healing that can only come through facing the truth and communicating it, together.

Filmmakers from Being Michelle, along with Michelle, will be in attendance for a panel discussion after the films. OPEN CAPTIONS AND ASL INTERPRETATION WILL BE AVAILABLE



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