A Time for Georgia
15 min. / documentary / 1970 / USA
This award-winning documentary focuses on Georgia, a 4-year-old with autism in her special education class. Observed are her struggles and triumphs in her classroom world as well as her progress over a six-month period.
This ground-breaking documentary, which premiered at the White House Conference on Children (1970), shows the value of an early educational start and identifies the need for research. Clearly presented are the characteristic behaviors of this syndrome as well as the gains such a child can make in a therapeutic nursery setting.
It was directed by Peter Scheer and produced by Judith S. Bloch.
17 min. / narrative / 2010 / Australia
Two people with disabilities navigate through the challenges they’re faced with when their relationship is displayed in public.
This short film, directed by Genevieve Clay (busstopfilms.ning.com) is about love and acceptance, made in Canberra by a crew of people that included individuals with disabilities.
Both films are available for streaming or purchase at www.sproutflix.org.