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Talk «Diversity, Equity and Social Change Through Films»

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American Center invites you to a special talk with the participants of the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival . All works shown on the Breaking Down Barriers program portray a disability issue. Traditionally the following film categories are presented: Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Experimental, Documentary, Animation, Public Service Announcements.
Today at the American Center Connor Long, Sébastien Paquet and Brandon Mendenhall will talk about diversity, equity and social change through the prism of their films.
Connor Long is the actor of the short drama movie `Learning to drive`, inspired by a true story: a feisty young man with Down syndrome (Connor Long) is determined to convince his scatter-brained brother to teach him how to drive.
Connor Long is an advocate, athlete, actor and speaker. He is a founding player in the Tapestry Theatre Company, an inclusive all-abilities troupe in Boulder County, Colorado. His film projects, both short and feature, have played festivals around the world and include a premiere at Sundance. He has been recognized by national and international organizations for his advocacy on behalf of people with differing abilities, whether physical or intellectual.
Sébastien Paquet is the director of the documentary film `Mind Over Matter`, where Brandon Mendenhall is the main character of the movie. `Mind Over Matter` is a documentary about a young man (Brandon) born with Cerebral Palsy. He battles a paralyzed left hand, bullies and stereotypes about the disabled to defy the odds and make it as a rock and roll guitarist — Ultimately, sharing the stage with the very band that inspired him to start (or to achieve the impossible).
Sébastien’s (the director) own story is built on a foundation of rock, having started out as a music writer, in his native France, for some of Europe’s biggest rock and metal magazines. The industry helped to unearth his natural flair for photography and he built a reputation behind the camera in live and studio settings, working with legendary bands and forging long-lasting relationships.


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Москва, Новинский бульвар, 21


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