Category Archives: Film Festival

F is for Film Festival – Celebrating Ethan Saylor’s Legacy and Films that Feature Down Syndrome

F - F is for Film Festival – Celebrating Ethan Saylor’s Legacy and Films that Feature Down Syndrome

This year, we decided to celebrate Ethan Saylor’s legacy by hosting a film festival. It was a chance to remember Ethan’s love of movies and help promote filmmakers and actors in our community.

 

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When Going To The Movies Is An Act of Defiance – Taking Back Our Joy

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Thank you to Connor Long for this photo.

Why would you plan an event to honor Ethan at a movie theater of all places?

It’s a valid question. Since Ethan’s death, movie theaters have become traumascapes – places that trigger anxiety and depression – for many people, myself included.

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Making Others See – Politics in the Down Syndrome Community

All too often the Down syndrome community specifically, and the disability community in general, are left out of important political debates. We are typically impacted by the same civil rights issues as other minority groups, sometimes even more so because of the intersectionality of disadvantage.  The problem is, the disability perspective doesn’t usually get nearly as much press. Continue reading Making Others See – Politics in the Down Syndrome Community

Announcing! The Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival

We are excited to announce that The Road We’ve Shared and The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) are hosting the first annual Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival!

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