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29 Years – Bong, Sarah, and The King
In the 1980’s, with schools continuing to deny access to children with disabilities despite PL 94-142 which guaranteed this right, mothers challenged the system by enrolling their children in mainstream schools. Filmed over the course of nearly three decades, “29 Years” chronicles the lives of Bong, Sarah and Dan, who were unknowingly among the young pioneers opening the door to mainstream education.
Each of the documentary participants were featured in the earlier documentaries: Bong and Donnell, Sarah’s graduation and the academy award film, King Gimp. Producers John Anglim and Susan Hadary, using archival and new footage create a timeline from elementary school to current day adult life, presenting life portraits of three very unique individuals, who while acknowledging their disability as part of who they are, embrace and live the mainstream life of friends, relationships, careers and happiness.
Topics: Activities of daily living, hygene, dignity
Audience: Allied health training programs, assisted-living / nursing home staff, home health aides.