ReelAbilities Film Festival returns to Toronto for the fourth year in a row, May 24 – June 2, 2019, showcasing films about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.
Throughout the year, ReelAbilities presents ReelEducation, a program that raises awareness and promotes inclusion by bringing their films and conversations to schools, community centres and more.
The ReelEducation program provides free resources for educators and administrators to teach students from kindergarten to grade 12 about inclusion, empathy, universal design, mental health and stereotypes, as well as attitudinal and employment barriers. Each ReelEducation kit comes in an accessibly formatted lesson plan, that has been designed to align with US and Canada curriculum, and grants access to ReelAbilities films that demonstrate the core values of the lessons.
During the Festival this year from May 27 – 29 they will host ReelEducation matinees followed by workshops by StopGap founder Luke Anderson and Bboy Luca Lazy Legz Patuelli.
You can find more information here: https://reelabilities.org/reeleducation/