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ReelAbilities Film Festival 2017
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) presents the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF) in Toronto, the first and largest festival of its kind in Canada showcasing disability and Deaf cultures through film.
This year’s festival will showcase 17 films, including Canadian and International premieres from Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. From an intimate glimpse into the world’s only ballet school for the blind in Looking at the Stars, to a dramatic comedy about disability and sexuality in Sanctuary, to a documentary called My Life in the City about how adults with intellectual disabilities are left out of conversations about city building, this powerful lineup of films will impact and inspire audiences.
In addition to screenings, the Festival will include a free Family Film and Arts Day on May 13, 2017 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; film industry workshops; meet-and-greets with casts and directors; panel discussions and more.