2018 Social Justice Film Festival
Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 4pm
Go Penguins! is a documentary that follows a theatre troupe’s inspiring journey to produce a Broadway-style musical featuring children and young adults with developmental disabilities in lead and ensemble roles.
The film follows these artists, their peer mentors, parents and theatre professionals as they journey through the intense process of preparing for their big show at the local high school. Artists with disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and visual impairment, are showcased as they navigate their challenges, gain social confidence, blossom as performers and form lasting friendships with their mentors.
Go Penguins! showcases the importance of the performing arts in creating self-confidence, empowering families, mobilizing a supportive community, and inspiring audiences to see the abilities that shine in everyone.
(Randy Caspersen, USA, 84 min)
Directions: Wyckoff Auditorium is located in the Engineering Building of Seattle University. (ENGR building (D1) on this map). Public transportation is encouraged, but visitor parking is available for $6 after 3pm in the P5 parking lot (on the map at E1). More info on parking at Seattle University here.
Maggie Winston fights for equal custody of her sons in the face of systemic discrimination against her disability.
(Jordan Melograna, USA, 6 min)
Seeking Shelter: Faith, Place, and Resistance
Seeking Shelter evokes the sanctity of land and the relationship between community and peace-making in this celebration of the lives of Father Daniel Berrigan and William Stringfellow.
(Susan Hagedom, USA, 29 min)