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Documentary: Not Home

Exploring the Intricacies of Children with Developmental Disabilities Living in Nursing Facilities and State Run Institutions

DePaul University invites you to join us for an afternoon of film viewing and discussion about this real and relevant topic.In the words of filmmaker Narcel Reedus, “The stories in 'Not Home' will unfold with a mixture of interviews and vérité footage including homecomings, doctors visits, circle of support meetings, and travels with a parent on a visit to a pediatric long-term care facility. With these stories we hope to reveal incredible threads of commonality that cross community, race, and class."The documentary also provides a condensed creative glimpse into the history of institutionalization in the U.S. Footage for the documentary spans over many different states, as it reveals a universal connection between the families' stories.The film offers a glimpse into the lives of several families to give viewers a platform for understanding a parent’s decision to institutionalize a child, as well as an exploration of the health care policies that pay for it.After the screening, we will have a panel discussion and audience Q & A with the filmmaker, a family member, and a range of advocates and experts.A reception will follow for more informal conversation and reflection.

Free and open to the public.
The venue is totally accessible.
Screening at 1:00pm, Panel at 2:30pm, Reception to follow
This event is accessible via public transportation (1 block from the CTA Fullerton Stop on the Brown and Red Lines).
Validated parking for $6 will also be available at the Sheffield Garage at 2331 N. Sheffield, or the Clifton Garage at 2330 N. Clifton.

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Mission and Values; the Departments of Art, Media, and Design; Catholic Studies; Communication Studies; Counseling and Special Education; Sociology; Women's and Gender Studies; and the Special Education Advocacy Clinic of the College of Law.
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