Film festival explores cultures with ‘Disability’

The Global Roots Film Festival presents “Disability” — a series of 10 films that will be screened at Main Street Landing in Burlington From April 13-15. The Global Roots initiative is part of the Vermont International Film festival and began in 2013 as a means of bringing great films from the countries of many of the New American communities in Vermont, to foster a greater understanding of our diverse cultures. In 2015 it expanded to encompass other types of films made by the mosaic of cultures and persuasions we live in.
Here’s a line up of the films:
“My Hero Brother.” April 13, 5-6:30 p.m. (showing with short: “A is For Autism”)
“Keep the Change.” April 13, 7:15-9 p.m.
“Latest News From the Cosmos.” April 14, 12:30-2 p.m.
“Crazywise.” April 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. (followed by panel discussion)
“Dina.” April 14, 4:45-6:30 p.m.
“Kills on Wheels.” April 14, 7:15-9 p.m.
“Life Animated.” April 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
“How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama.” April 15, 2-4 p.m.
“Defiant Lives.” April 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
“Living and Other Fictions.” April 15, 7:15-9 p.m. (showing with short: “The Making of Viktoria Modesta”)
Daily receptions will be hosted by A Single Pebble and Zero Gravity Brewery before the evening screenings.
All feature length films will have closed or open captions except those with subtitles. The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you are in need of a hearing assistance device, contact VTIFF in advance of the screenings you plan to attend (can’t guarantee if less than 10 days in advance) . The festival will be a scent-free environment and we are discouraged from wearing perfumes or scented lotions.
Festival passes are available for $40, which gives you entry to all films. Or buy tickets individually for $10. Discounts are available for students, seniors and VTIFF Patron members. For more info call (802) 660-2600.

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