"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.

For further information, contact the Reference desk at 920-832-6173.

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