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Best of the Fest – Go Penguins!
March 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
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)
Take Good Care of My Baby
Captivating and poignant, this narrative explores life in poverty — its struggles, triumphs, and friendships — through the story of Eva, an unemployed and in-debt mother of three.
(Nicolas Daenens, Belgium, 33 min)