2010 Film Festival

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2010 SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL

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The Event

Adjacent to the two screening rooms we will have an exhibit of 25 photographs by Mary Ellen Mark from her book, Extraordinary Child.

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Mary Ellen Mark shot this series of photographs in conjunction with a documentary that her husband, Martin Bell, made during the same period. The documentary, Alexander, will be screened in Program #13 on Sunday May 2 at 12pm.

Complimentary coffee and desserts will be available to all festival attendees throughout the weekend.

Schedule: Friday April 30

Program 1: Our House | 2:00PM
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Our House
83min./documentary/2003/USA

An intimate and original view of human struggle told through the stories of three unique individuals living outside an institution for the first time in years.

Program 2: Films from Israel | 2:00PM
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HELLO YA’AKOV, HELLO MALKA
23 min./documentary/2001/Israel

At the age of 19, my brother Elad, is leaving home to live in a hostel. Mom and Dad can’t handle him anymore. They also can’t imagine life without him..

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CHEERS SMAADI
18 min./documentary/2000/Israel

Smaadi spent her childhood in educational special institutions for the mentally handicapped. When she grew up, she fought to lead an independent life.

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I’M READY
15 min./narrative/2008/Israel

The special relationship between an elderly father and his son with Down syndrome breaks down when the father’s memory begins to fail due to Alzheimer’s.

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I AM DEKEL
29 min./documentary/1998/Israel

Dekel, a 21-year-old defines himself as an actor, a poet, a dancer and he leads a full, active life. He would, however, like to marry and settle down.

Program 3: Billy the Kid | 4:30PM
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BILLY THE KID
85 min./documentary/2008/USA

A charming, moving and intimate profile of a unique teen, diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, that challenges us all to think beyond labels.

Program 4: The Horse Boy | 7:00PM
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THE HORSE BOY
95 min./documentary/2009/USA

An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, of one couple and their son with autism as they trek on horseback through Mongolia to find healing for him.

Program 5: Foreign Gems | 7:00PM
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DRONA & ME
19 min./documentary/2009/The Netherlands

A portrait of Drona, a Hindu boy with a autism, as seen through the eyes of his elder brother, Arjun. Others often do not understand him, but Arjun does.

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THE WAY SHE IS
28 min./documentary/2009/the Netherlands

Ayse speaks Dutch and Turkish, but she can’t read or write. What’s it like to grow up with a limitation? And what’s it like for the people around her?

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ATTENTION SCHOOL
26 min./documentary/2009/Lebanon

An inspiring story of a school started by a woman from South Lebanon in a remote village where little awareness on disability exists.

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BEYOND BORDERS
20 min./documentary/2009/Belgium

A strong poetical mosaic narration representing three people of different ethnic origin having a disability. Three unique lives, one universal story.

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Schedule: Saturday May 1

Program 6: Acting | 12:00PM
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BE MY BROTHER
8 min./narrative/2009/Australia

A young man’s charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger. When he impacts on her world, he also impacts on the heart of someone else close by.

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CARED WITLESS
11 min./narrative/2007/UK

An independent young man with Down syndrome gives his new counselor from hell the slip.

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RODNEY
14 min./narrative/2007/Australia

With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.

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BEGIN TO GROW
25 min./narrative/2009/USA

A spiritual guru on a public access television show and an owner of a television network both seek financial enlightenment.

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STRANGER HERO 1, 2 & 3
20 min./narrative/2007/UK

Three episodes from an action serial featuring, Stranger Hero, the world’s first kung-fu super hero with Down’s syndrome.

Program 7: Making Beauty | 2:30PM
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TYING YOUR OWN SHOES
16 min./animated documentary/2009/Canada

An intimate and artful glimpse into the mindsets and emotional lives of four artists with Down syndrome. This film explores how it feels to be a bit unusual.

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SHOOTING BEAUTY
62 min./documentary/2009/USA

A photographer takes an unexpected turn when she discovers a hidden world at a day program for people living with disabilities.

Program 8: Creativity | 2:30PM
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DANCING WITH DOWNS
8 min./documentary/2009/Spain

A Madrid dance troop enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and music theatre performances.

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RUDLEY INTERRUPTED
9 min./documentary/2008/Australia

We follow the exciting and energetic Australian rock band, Rudely Interrupted, as they prepare for a groundbreaking world tour.

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CUANDO LA LUNA BLANCA SE PIERDA
16 min./narrative/2004/Spain

“When the white moon is gone” is a surreal trip between the real and the imaginary; characters dance to the rhythm of hope in a world without future.

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COCKTAILS WITH BEN
11 min./documentary/2009/USA

Despite severe medical hardships, learning disabilities, and challenges “fitting in” with peers, Ben’s love for life, and for music, shines through.

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SMILE AND RUN
13 min./documentary/2008/UK

This film takes a swipe at the low expectations people often have of work by learning disabled artists. A hymn to the arts and the expression beyond mind and body.

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TYING YOUR OWN SHOES
16 min./animated documentary/2009/Canada

An intimate and artful glimpse into the mindsets and emotional lives of four artists with Down syndrome. This film explores how it feels to be a bit unusual.

Program 9: Beyond Athletes | 4:30PM
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CLAY MARZO: JUST ADD WATER
48 min./documentary/2008/USA

A glimpse into the life and mind of Clay Marzo, winner of 3 National surfing titles, as he comes to understand both the gifts and challenges of living with Aspeger’s.

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LET ME BE BRAVE
45 min./documentary/1991/USA

In 1990, a group of 12 young adults with developmental disabilities journey to Africa in an attempt to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak..

Program 10: Siblings | 4:30PM
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THE OTHER CHILD
13 min./documentary/2009/USA

Siblings have a unique window into each other’s world. When one sibling has autism, that window provides a penetrating view into this misunderstood disability.

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RACHEL IS
67 min./documentary/2008/USA

While struggling to come to terms with her only sibling’s disability, the filmmaker documents the tug of war between parent and child.

Program 11: Billy the Kid | 7:00PM
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BILLY THE KID
85 min./documentary/2008/USA

A charming, moving and intimate profile of a unique teen, diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, that challenges us all to think beyond labels.

Program 12: Adult Themes | 7:00PM
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SPARKLE
4 min./documentary/2008/UK

As Matthew becomes Mrs. Sparkle, he shares what the transformation means to him.

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BE MY BROTHER
18 min./documentary/2009/USA

A tender portrait of a man pushed to his limits for the love of his son and a haunting rumination on family and community in Appalachia. Based on a true story.

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OTTO: LOVE, LUST & LAS VEGAS
57 min./documentary/2007/UK

Otto wants the same things as most 21-year-olds, with sex currently at the top of his list. He is confident, funny, and determined to experience all life has to offer.

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Schedule: Sunday May 2

Program 13: Families | 12:00PM
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CARMELA
30 min./documentary/2005/Mexico

A life affirming film about a mother with polio and her son with Down syndrome. They manage to survive the challenges that Mexico City offers their extraordinary lives.

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ALEXANDER
40 min./documentary/2006/Ireland

The story of a charismatic 11-year-old disabled boy named Alexander and his parents. Their world is filled with many beautiful, emotional, and unexpected moments.

Program 14: Acting | 12:00PM
program6BeMyBrotherphoto
BE MY BROTHER
8 min./narrative/2009/Australia

A young man’s charisma challenges the prejudices of a stranger. When he impacts on her world, he also impacts on the heart of someone else close by.

program6CaredWitlessphoto
CARED WITLESS
11 min./narrative/2007/UK

An independent young man with Down syndrome gives his new counselor from hell the slip.

program6Rodneyphoto
RODNEY
14 min./narrative/2007/Australia

With unfailing determination, a man with a developmental disability forces his family to understand his perspective of the world he lives in.

program6BegintoGrowphoto
BEGIN TO GROW
25 min./narrative/2009/USA

A spiritual guru on a public access television show and an owner of a television network both seek financial enlightenment.

program6StrangerHerophoto
STRANGER HERO 1, 2 & 3
20 min./narrative/2007/UK

Three episodes from an action serial featuring, Stranger Hero, the world’s first kung-fu super hero with Down’s syndrome.

Program 15: Creativity | 2:30PM
program8DancingWithDownsphoto
DANCING WITH DOWNS
8 min./documentary/2009/Spain

A Madrid dance troop enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and music theatre performances.

program8RudelyInterruptedphoto
RUDLEY INTERRUPTED
9 min./documentary/2008/Australia

We follow the exciting and energetic Australian rock band, Rudely Interrupted, as they prepare for a groundbreaking world tour.

program8Cuandolalunaphoto
CUANDO LA LUNA BLANCA SE PIERDA
16 min./narrative/2004/Spain

“When the white moon is gone” is a surreal trip between the real and the imaginary; characters dance to the rhythm of hope in a world without future.

program8CocktailswithBenphoto
COCKTAILS WITH BEN
11 min./documentary/2009/USA

Despite severe medical hardships, learning disabilities, and challenges “fitting in” with peers, Ben’s love for life, and for music, shines through.

program8SmileandRunphoto3
SMILE AND RUN
13 min./documentary/2008/UK

This film takes a swipe at the low expectations people often have of work by learning disabled artists. A hymn to the arts and the expression beyond mind and body.

program7TyingYourOwnShoesphotos
TYING YOUR OWN SHOES
16 min./animated documentary/2009/Canada

An intimate and artful glimpse into the mindsets and emotional lives of four artists with Down syndrome. This film explores how it feels to be a bit unusual.

Program 16: The Horse Boy | 2:30PM
program4TheHorseBoyphoto
THE HORSE BOY
95 min./documentary/2009/USA

An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, of one couple and their son with autism as they trek on horseback through Mongolia to find healing for him.

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