State Council’s Documentary about Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Set To Premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival
The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) produced a documentary called Let’s Work by awarding a grant to the California Transition Alliance who worked with Inclusion Films to highlight the employment journeys of 8 young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The documentary was invited to be premiered at the San Diego International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The documentary’s goal is to increase access to information for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and supporters to obtain Competitive Integrated Employment. The project is consistent with SCDD’s mission to advocate, promote, and implement policies and practices that achieve self-determination, productivity, independence, and inclusion in all aspects of community life for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Inclusion Films was the film crew that worked with the California Transition Alliance over the last year to create Let’s Work. Inclusion Films started in 2007 by veteran filmmaker Joey Travolta and teaches filmmaking to individuals with developmental disabilities. One of the goals of Inclusion Films is to continue to seek out employment opportunities in the film industry for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The 2020 San Diego International Film Festival will take place October 15-18. As the region’s premier film festival and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, film lovers will enjoy features, documentaries and shorts online in the San Diego International Film Festival Virtual Village and on the big screen at the Festival Drive-In Movies at Westfield UTC.
People who are interested in attending the film festival to watch Let’s Work can purchase their day passes at sdfilmfest.com/festival-passes-2020.
Once the documentary premieres this weekend, the full version will be available for the public to watch at no cost. The trailer for the documentary is available now at youtu.be/eCYwC63zy8M.