The 8th Annual Sprout Film Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Toby Glick on April 30, 2010

The 8th Annual Sprout Film Festival, featuring film and video related to developmental disabilities, will take place this weekend, Friday April 30 – Sunday May 2, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Sprout Film Festival aims to raise the profiles of people with disabilities by showcasing them as both subjects and performers. Films from many countries, exploring a wide variety of issues, will be available at the festival.

By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and familiarize the general public about important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help break down stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and an awareness of similarities.

The Sprout Film Festival was founded in 2003 and is programmed and supported by Sprout, a NYC-based non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing innovative programming to people with developmental disabilities.

Details:
Friday April 30- Sunday May 2, 2010
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ruth And Herald D. Uris Center For Education
81st St. & 5th Avenue
New York City

For more info. on scheduling and ticket info. visit: http://www.sproutfilmfestival.org/

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