Georgia State’s Center for Leadership in Disability, part of the Center for Healthy Development in the Institute of Public Health, is co-presenting a film festival: Reel to Real Disability Film Fest. The first film, Sixth Happiness, is being shown tonight at CineFest at 5pm, followed by a panel discussion on disability and sexuality featuring members of GSU’s Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity. From the CLD Facebook page:
Sixth Happiness is a semi-autobiographical tale based on the book, Trying to Grow by Firdaus Kanga and chronicles his experiences growing up as gay and disabled in Bombay. The story is told in the first person as Brit takes us through the joys, disappointments, rejections and sexual awakening of his formative years.
If you miss the screening tonight, two more films will be shown on April 7 and April 21. (See the CLD Facebook page for details.)
Be sure to check out the GSU Library’s new research guide on Disability Resources before or after you attend these events! The guide highlights relevant books, journals, and databases.