Q&A with director Catherine Tambini
In this intimate documentary, a group of kids from ages 5 to 15 reveal what it’s like to live with a variety of physical and developmental challenges. Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin, and Veronica demand to be included in a world that largely avoids them. As this moving narrative unfolds, the kids’ devoted parents seek out opportunities for them to feel valued, including a unique after school dance program in Queens, which is the focus of much of the film’s action. There, the kids join a team of dancers, helpers, and teen volunteers with an ambitious goal: a spring recital. Note: This film is presented with Descriptive Audio.
Gulliver, a Giant in the Bijlmer
Juliette Stevens, Netherlands, 2018, 26m
Dutch with English subtitles
A group of primary school pupils from the Bijlmer, an enormous housing project in Amsterdam, participate in an innovative dance program in which they share their dreams of an ideal living environment against the background of an unruly reality.