ReelAbilities of NJ
Apr 22, 2018
03:00 PM until 05:15 PM
Life Through a Lens Directed by Ronete Levenson, Run Time: 12 min, 2016
The story of Hollywood photographer, Robert Zuckerman, his diagnosis of Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD) and his resolve to courageously face his challenges and live life to the fullest. APBD is a rare disease in which a folded or missing enzyme causes toxic substances to build up in the body. It is often misdiagnosed as MS or ALS. One out of 48 Ashkenazi Jews carries an APBD mutation.
Swim Team Directed by Lara Stolman, Run time: 90 min, 2016
What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.
Post screening discussion with the filmmaker and cast members
Maurice Levin Theater
760 Northfield Ave
West Orange, NJ
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
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