We Can Shine: From Institutions to Independence (57m, U S A)
Western New York - In his search to understand his own disability, Asperger’s Syndrome, filmmaker and history buff Adrian Esposito questioned what it would have been like for him had he been born in 1944. What he found was shocking and what could be described as “horror” in its truest sense.
We Can Shine-From Institutions to Independence is a documentary about the state of institutions for the developmentally disabled in New York State from the 1900′s onward. The film chronicles the events that led to the Willowbrook Consent Decree as told by Bernard Carabello, one of its former residents who later founded the N. Y. State Self Advocacy Association.
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