A recently released film that took five years in the making and highlights “ability in disability” will play in San Diego next month.
“One Little Finger,” written and directed by Rupam Sarmah, is based on real-life stories of more than 80 people representing a variety of conditions, including cerebral palsy, hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities, autism, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and others.
“Using film media as a platform, we are allowing differently-abled people to act in this film alongside local and international award winning actors to promote inclusion and diversity,” Rupam said in a press release.
The film takes place in various cities and towns across the U.S. and India. It also includes music from award-winning names such as Quincy Jones and Julian Lennon.
The primary goal of this movie is to bring awareness of this important human rights issue, while promoting inclusion and diversity, organizers said.
“Many people believe that disabled people are burden on society and they avoid them because they do not know how to act around them,” Rupam said. “Never underestimate their abilities.
“’One Little Finger is not just a film.’ It’s a movement to break the barriers of the stigma of the word disability. All it takes is a change in perspective, a change in our mindset! Disability is only what we perceive, ability is everything of what we believe.”
The movie will play at Angelika Film Center & Café in Carmel Mountain. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to eventbrite.com.
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