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Do You Dream in Color? — Disability Awareness – Loreen Arbus Grant Recipient film Screens at the Met July 18 and 26

Loreen Arbus Grant Recipient Do You Dream in Color? Screens at the Met July 18 and 26

Abigail Fuller and Sarah Ivy’s Do You Dream in Color?, a past recipient of the NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant, will screen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of special programming for the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Screenings: July 18 at 4 PM (with a Q&A)
July 26 at 3 PM
Location: Sacerdote Lecture Hall in the URIS Education Center
                 (entrance at 81st Street)
                 Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028)
Tickets: Free with museum admission

Running time: 76 minutes

Further details can be found on the Met website.

Imagine if the only time you could see the world was when you closed your eyes… Do You Dream in Color? is a feature documentary film that bridges the gap between the blind and sighted worlds by animating the dreams of extraordinary blind teens. Experience the inspired journeys of four courageous teenagers who are blind as they strive to achieve their goals: to be a sponsored skateboarder, to travel the world, to become a rock star, and to be the first family member to graduate from high school. Their extraordinary stories shine a provocative light on both the social and institutional obstacles faced by people who are blind in the sighted world and what it takes to surmount these barriers.

See more on the film’s website

This program is part of ADA@25, a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most important national civil-rights laws dealing with the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in areas of employment, places of public accommodation, housing, public services, transportation and telecommunications.

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, NYWIFT has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be U.S.-based.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #nywiftlive | @nywift

NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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