DIRECTOR: LAUREL ADLER
SYNOPSIS: Since the late John Upton shocked 1990s television audiences with his stark documentaries of disabled children abandoned to Romanian Orphanages, there has been little to no change in the neglect and mistreatment of disabled children throughout many parts of the developing world. The award winning “Nada’s Gift” is the story of how one Middle Eastern mother decided not to hide her mentally retarded son, but rather bring him into the public, educate him, and let him live as open and normal a life as possible - in a country where most handicapped children didn’t even have identity cards. In other words, they did not officially exist as people.In a region where religious differences, and multiple revolutions have cost the lives of many people, these families are bonded together by a common drive to give their children the best lives possible.The award winning film documents this Nobel Peace Prize nominee’s journey from her own ignorance about mental retardation, to being a trailblazer for handicapped children and their families throughout Egypt and the Middle East.
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NADA'S GIFT WED 7.28.21 11AM BLOCK
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