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Mosaic Film Festival begins Feb. 27
2010 MOSAIC Film Festival
Diversity Theatre, a program of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department, presents the 3rd MOSAIC Film Festival. MOSAIC will begin on Saturday, February 27 at the Monroe County Public Library, and continue throughout the week at various locations through Saturday, March 6.
MOSAIC features short films for adults highlighting poverty and homelessness, and films for children focusing on disability and accepting differences. All MOSAIC events are free and open to the public!
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the movies and issues with some of the filmmakers and with representatives of local agencies which are co-sponsoring MOSAIC and provide services in the areas of poverty, homelessness and disability.
Movies to be Shown February 27th at Monroe County Library's Kirkwood Branch
What's Going On? Poverty in America (Zenger Media)
Homeless in the US (by Batchelor Middle School students)
What Does a Person Deserve? (Imagery Films, LTD)
His Good Will (KIAP! Films) A heartwarming story about a young boy struggling against poverty in the 1950's in a small town.
The Dark Side of the Moon (Fanlight Films) Three men, formerly homeless, overcame despair, stigma, and isolation to become valued members of their community.
When I Came Home (excerpt, News and Public Affairs Collection)
Struggling to Survive (Media That Matters) Documentary inspired by a proposal to pass a living wage ordinance inLetcher Co., KY.
Fast & Reliable (Media That Matters) Documentary about a formerly homeless man running a bike messenger business in New York.
Recycle (Media That Matters) A day in the life of homeless Michael Diaz, who makes a living as a recycler and creator of a garden for his homeless friends.
Dedicated to My Family (Media That Matters) A homeless young woman looks for the perfect family.
Hard Life (Blue Ace Media) Three Indiana residents take viewers through events which resulted in homelessness and their recovery. Includes live comments by the maker of the film, Jo Throckmorton.
Almost Home (Fanlight Productions) A raw and unsentimental look at the lives of children in a homeless shelter.
Exposing Homelessness (Documentary Educational Resources)
Films for Children to be Shown March 6th at Monroe County Library's Ellettsville Branch
Showings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Short films on disabilities and accepting differences, appropriate for children ages 4-10
We Are Family (We Are Family Foundation) A musical message celebrating diversity
Kids with Differences: Kids Just Want to Have Fun (Arnold Creek Productions) Kids with a variety of disabilities talk openly about what they would like other kids to know about them.
Thumbs Down to Pity (Benjamin Snow) A teenage boy who has cerebral palsy focuses on the positive and tells Hollywood film makers to stop showing people with disabilities as people to be pitied.
Happy to be Nappy and Other Stories of Me (HBO Family) Features children with special qualities and differences.
The Sneetches (Universal Studios) From a Dr. Seuss story about accepting differences.
Amazing Grace (Children's Circle) An African American girl proves she can be anything she wants to be.
Respect (Batchelor Middle School) Students from Batchelor Middle School talk about what respect means to them.
Partnering Agencies include:
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Revised: February 6, 2010
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs