"This Is My Sister" Film Screening & Discussion
In 1957, when nearly all babies born with developmental disabilities were institutionalized, Earl and Marion said, No, not Mary. This Is My Sister is a rare, life-affirming journey told from those who have been in the shadows.
On Thursday, August 8th, Appleton Public Library will host a screening of This is My Sister from 6:00-8:00 pm. Film director, Frank G. Caruso, will be on hand to lead discussion. Frank said:
From the beginning, “This Is My Sister” was going to be a handmade film. Every frame has my DNA on it in some form because it was made over the last two years, though its inception was really six years ago as I witnessed one of the sisters stand and say “And This Is My Sister”. Words that still resonate deep within me today. As I give this story to the world here on DVD, it is altogether fitting that I dedicate this film to the families and extended support staff that have given their love to their sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers and friends.
This program is co-sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin – Fox Cities and funding is provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library. Join us for this remarkable inside look at how a family copes with developmental disability. It will warm your heart.
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