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Rob Wilton in the Daily News - New short documentary shines a light on adults with intellectual disabilities

Rob Wilton in the Daily News - New short documentary shines a light on adults with intellectual disabilities

What if you didn’t feel welcome in the city you live in? What if you didn’t feel comfortable, or even safe, going into stores or taking transit? What if, wherever you went, you felt like people were staring at you?

For many of us, that kind of alienation is hard to imagine, but for many people with intellectual disabilities, it’s a part of everyday life.

Now, a short documentary film – part of a research project led by McMaster’s Ann Fudge Schormans – is providing a unique glimpse into the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities living in Toronto and is exploring ways to make the city a more welcoming place.

My Life in the City, screening at the ReelAbilities Film Festival on May 13, follows adults labelled with intellectual disabilities as they share stories, ideas, and a vision for a more inclusive Toronto.

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Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca