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  • paul zehrer
    Posted at 17:36h, 11 December Reply

    WOW! LOVE THE SELFIES!!!!!!! Beautiful contrast to what mostly dominates media these days.

    Thank you everyone!

  • Cathy Pace-LaMar
    Posted at 02:10h, 15 November Reply

    I LOVED this film but wish it had been longer. The main “couple” captured my heart and I would have liked to have had a better in depth introduction to a few others.

  • Sharon Sides
    Posted at 16:47h, 08 November Reply

    Where to begin?! Insightful, uplifting, educational, real…”Being Seen” brings such an important perspective about people with developmental disabilities. It’s a beautiful reminder that each of us is unique and special. To not make assumptions, but be supportive and aware. Thank you for making this very important film.

  • Michele Johnson
    Posted at 20:21h, 03 November Reply

    This movie was so very touching. In a few instances, instead of “just” feeling sorry for these developmentally disabled sweethearts, I was inspired to discover that they are trying to find their way and place in life, just like anyone else. They learn to play the cards they were dealt and I loved hearing their thoughts,… some painful, some rather wonderful. They yearn for the world to see them as who they are. And LOVE is so very important, most certainly from their parents and caregivers, but also with each other. I also imagined as a parent, how very hard that journey would be at times. We all want the best for our kids but some parents have a lifelong “worry”, especially with questions about what will happen to their child when they die. Whew! I felt feelings of sadness and joy while watching. I have to say I also felt grateful that my daily problems are nothing compared to their daily challenges. I saw them and I thank you for the invitation to do so. The next time I go to my supermarket, my “thank you” to the helpful bag checker will be a bit more insightful.

  • Allison Rose
    Posted at 19:03h, 03 November Reply

    This film does an excellent job at providing an outlook on the lives of people we so easily overlook, and it does an excellent job of giving us a window to glimpse into the lives of these amazing people. Congrats on all the positive feedback and awards! This film is truly deserving of it.

  • paul zehrer
    Posted at 18:07h, 29 October Reply

    Please share some thoughts, feelings, impressions you might have of what we’re doing with this film and website! We need to hear from people to do more and improve our outreach! Many thanks.
    Paul & BNCN team

  • Ann Brannan Elias
    Posted at 15:32h, 29 September Reply

    It’s an easy assumption to think that people with developmental disabilities don’t have the same hopes and dreams as we do. Just because they may look differently, or that they may think differently, doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings or that they don’t deal with day to day ups and downs of life. Being Seen is a beautiful film showing some remarkable individuals with challenges much greater than ours, but we see them moving through life in a way that makes us all appreciate the value they bring to this planet.

  • tobias
    Posted at 01:33h, 09 August Reply

    This movie provided an insightful look into a world which invisibly passes by. I imagined was so different than my own. Frankly, it’s not, and my heart and mind are opened by the touching humanity and sincere look into these people’s lives.