WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2023 | 7:15pm
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
ABOUT THE FILM
WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies present this film that takes an honest look at the lives of caregivers for children and adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities and/or who have complex medical needs.
Presented as part of WXXI and Al Sigl’s Dialogue on Disability initiative, Unseen screens at The Little Theatre (240 East Avenue) on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:15 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jeiri Flores, Advocacy Specialist, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities an LEND Self-Advocacy Co-Discipline Coordinator. Panelist TBA. The event is free and open to the public. Door open at 6:15 p.m., film begins at 7:15 p.m.
An estimated 16.8 million people in the U.S. are caregivers for children and adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities and/or who have complex medical needs. The intense requirements of daily life which can trigger chronic stress and negatively affect the mental and physical wellbeing of parents and caregivers. With limited services and supports and uncertainty about the future, caregivers often face isolation and exhaustion. In Unseen, parent caregivers are authentic about their lived experience.
Video diaries from diverse caregivers featured in the film illustrate the universality of the topics explored, while interviews with mental health and legal experts provide a broader view on the societal impacts. Through the power of unfiltered, compelling stories, the Unseen documentary cultivates compassion and serves as a catalyst for change for caregivers in our communities. Learn more at caregiverdoc.com.
“Home is supposed to feel like a sanctuary, but it just doesn’t feel that way…We’re just hanging on by a thread most times… It’s not his fault, and that’s the hardest part. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s just part of our life as caregivers.” Ryan Ronne
This screening event is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series
Approx. 60 mins | Documentary | 2023 | USA | English