Saturday, February 02, 2008

Quick hits: Including Samuel

Rumor has it Dan Habib of the Concord Monitor may be considering a second career as a filmmaker (but it's just a rumor so I won't dwell on it to much at this point) and after checking out some of his work on his latest documentary, that might not be a bad idea.

Including Samuel is Habib's examination of living with a disability and functioning in a society that isn't always accepting.

Through his son Samuel's eyes, who was born with cerebral palsy, we see a film that moves beyond merely the 'what is it' to the bigger question of 'why we should care' by looking at it as a civil rights issue.

While the film isn't online, a trailer along with slideshows and a list of upcoming screenings is.

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