“Inclusion: the Joy of Drumming” Featured at 9th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series
The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. will host the 9th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Dipson Amherst Theatre and at the Museum of disABILITY History. The featured film is “Inclusion: the Joy of Drumming,” which tells the story of the Zuihou Taiko team, a professional Japanese drumming group made up of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The purpose of the event is to educate attendees, challenge stereotypes and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities.
The documentary, directed by Kenichi Oguri, will be screened at 2 p.m., with an encore presentation at 7 p.m. Both screenings will be shown at Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street in Buffalo. The film is in Japanese and includes English subtitles.
A reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo (one block from the Dipson Amherst Theatre). A group of local advocates will speak about the concept of inclusion and explain what it means to them. Local artists with disabilities will also be present to exhibit, talk about and sell their artwork.
Movie tickets are available in advance at the Museum of disABILITY History and can also be purchased at the Amherst Dipson Theatre on the day of the event. Tickets are $5 per person. The speakers’ segment at the Museum is free to all film screening patrons.
To learn more, visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call the Museum of disABILITY History at 716-629-3626.
Sponsors of the 9th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival include: The Buffalo News, New York State Council on the Arts and New York Council for the Humanities.
The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society’s reactions. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs and activities that expand community awareness.
People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.