Forget Me Not

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Forget Me Not

104 mins | United States | 2021

Director: Olivier Bernier
Producer: Olivier Bernier,Tiffany Conklin,Patrick Solomon,Ana Lucia Villela,Estela Renner,Luana Lobo,Marcos Nisti,Mariana Oliva,Flavia Doria
Editor: Rodrigo Brazão
Cinematographer: Juan Manuel Frenandez Pozzo
Genre Tags: documetary, inclusion, education
Release Year: 2021
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Documentary

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) As 3-year-old Emilio is ready to start school, his family finds itself cornered in the United States' most segregated education system - New York City public schools. Fighting for their son's right to an inclusive education - where Emilio and other children with disabilities would be taught alongside their classmates without disabilities - film director Olivier and his wife Hilda investigate the personal stories of students and their parents in the US. With children with disabilities worldwide less likely to attend school, these experiences expose just a handful of the widespread injustices currently taking place in the educational system and beyond for kids with disabilities. Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.