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Being Seen

Directed by Paul Zehrer

Cinema of Conscience, Shorts / USA / 2016 / Healing, Romance, Social Issues / 15 mins / English

Plays In:
Shorts Film Program Sunday

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 25, 2016 11:00 am

Description

“Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with “developmental disabilities.” Rather than defining themselves by their diagnosis, individuals (young and old) strive to create meaning, meet adversity, and dream of their futures. Bay Area filmmakers, Paul Zehrer and Chikara Motomura, spent over three years following individuals living with developmental disabilities throughout the Bay Area. “Being Seen” explores the poorly understood subculture of people living with developmental disabilities; individuals whose candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of who they are and how they think about themselves and the world — leaving us with existential questions about the meaning of “disabled” and “normal.” Rather than defining themselves by their diagnosis, individuals (young and old) strive to create meaning, meet adversity, and dream of their futures.

 

 

Credits

Screenplay: Chikara Motomura, Paul Zehrer


Plays in

  1. Shorts Film Program Sunday

    Shorts / 90 mins
    These short films are great because they tell more in as little as four minutes than many feature films. Concentrated and meaningful, they take our breath away. An amazing collection of short films including Muscle, Lucky Star, Wings, The Lake, Being Seen, The Jungle

    In This Program: Being Seen, The Jungle, The Lake, Lucky Star, Muscle, Wings


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Shorts Film Program Sunday

KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
September 25, 2016 11:00 am