Make a Movie: ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival

The Youth Legacy Foundation (YLF) is very excited to be working with Partnership Resources, Inc. (PRI) on a film project, which will include youth with disabilities.

Here’s some background information, courtesy of PRI:

In November 2013, along with many partners, PRI hosted the inaugural ReelAbilities Minneapolis-St. Paul Disability Film Festival in Minnesota. ReelAbilities is the nation’s largest festival that focuses on people with disabilities. The event was a smash success.

Currently, several organizations, including PRI and YLF, as well as Independent Film Producers (IFP), Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul and numerous school districts and veterans’ groups, are planning the next event.

Some of the films will be shown throughout the year of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), next year in 2015, when several organizations, coordinated by the Minnesota State Council on Disability, will be putting on a number of activities.

We are looking for films by and about people with disabilities that explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

YLF is the youth representative, and seeking youth participation on this exciting project.

Please reply to this email if you’re interested, and feel free to forward it along. It would be wonderful to have strong youth participation. They would learn about some of the history of the disability rights movement, and contribute to its continuance.

You may also contact us by phone at 612-293-7008.

Hope to hear from you! We would love to work with you on this!

Bridget Siljander

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