The All IN Film Fest returns

PORT ANGELES — The second All IN Film Fest returns with a selection of short films created by, featuring and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This inclusive film event is free and will be held virtually on Friday and in person on Saturday.

Links to the Zoom session and film previews are available at clallammosaic.org/all-in-film-fest and pencol.edu/event-item/all-film-festival. Films will be available via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

The in-person session will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Little Theater on the campus of Peninsula College Port Angeles, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Additionally, on Saturday, Olympic Peninsula Extended Needs (OPEN) Housing will host a book signing with Christine Motokane, an autistic self-advocate and graduate with honors from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Motokane works as a specialized para-educator.

The film festival is a collaborative project between Clallam Mosaic and Magic of Cinema at Peninsula College, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse. The films will showcase the creative contributions and relationship development of neuro-diverse individuals.

The majority of films were purchased from Sproutflix, a distributor that houses the largest and most diverse international collection of films made by and starring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Each film will focus on the themes of creativity and relationships.

• “Close My Eyes,” a music video, reveals the characters behind a perfect indie pop band.

• “The Fine Art of Being Zion” spotlights Zion, who, through the lens of Down Syndrome, captures the hearts and souls of her family, nature and friends on canvas and ceramic.

• “Girl with the Tuba” is the story of a young autistic activist who plays her tuba in the streets of Atlanta.

• “Heartbreak & Beauty” is an experimental short film depicting 12 different perspectives on universal human emotions – all revolving around love.

• “One Fine Day” takes viewers on a journey into an imaginary world of dance, presenting a collection of rhythmic and witty scenarios.

• “3rd Son, Fourth Brother” is a unique hip-hop music video by Cam Lasley.

• ‘A Crack in Everything’ is a love story between Maeve and Billy who are separated by the peace lines of Belfast.

• “Bumblebee” tells the story of Vance, a young man with autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy, as he begins dating.

• ‘Ground Hog Night’ comes from Australian distributor Bus Stop Films and is the story of Gary and his daughter Jess, whose daily routines are turned upside down when the in-laws move in.

Finally, the lineup will include a film about a Clallam Mosaic art class created by former Peninsula College student Seth Wonderly.

The Saturday afternoon screening will include repeat screenings of “A Crack in Everything”, “Ground Hog Night”, “Bumblebees”, “Heartbreak & Beauty” and the short piece on the Clallam Mosaic Art Course.

Additional films, absent from the virtual presentation will also be screened:

• “No Good Byes” is a music video featuring a catchy song by one of Australia’s most unique rock bands.

• “Making Waves” is the story of Max, the principal dancer in a choreographed work inspired by the aquatic world of his dreams.

• “Freefall” convincingly showcases the works of a dance company made up of people with intellectual disabilities.

• “Lonely Road” is another song by hip hop artist Cam Lasley; this song reflects his journey to becoming a man.

Motokane

In 2014, Motokane shared her life journey through her autobiography, “Working the Double Shift, the Journey of a Young Woman with Autism”.

By sharing her story, Motokane said she hopes to spread acceptance of autism and educate others about the need to create a variety of supports and opportunities for adults with autism and other developmental disorders. development in the areas of employment, post-secondary education, housing and social services and recreation.

Motokane’s second book, a short story, is called “The Revolving Door” and will be available in 2023. The new book is about a young adult with autism looking for a suitable support person. The story reveals the challenges of finding the right person in a small community and explores the tension between the protagonist and her parents.

About Clallam Mosaic

Local non-profit organization Clallam Mosaic, established in 1998, aims to “empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and special health care needs”. The only source for year-round non-professional day programs, Mosaic provides lifelong learning opportunities, recreational experiences, supports for creative endeavours, social interactions and advocacy education.

Mosaic also provides community engagement services to increase access to the community through one-to-one support, and hosts the local Parent to Parent Chapter, providing support and advocacy to families caring for people with special needs. .

To learn more about Clallam Mosaic, visit cllalam mosaic.org.

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