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ARTS: A Film About Possibilities, Disabilities & the Arts

2009 NR

This documentary from director Keri Bowers examines how a number of men and women with disabilities -- including author Temple Grandin, who suffers from autism -- turn to painting, music and other art forms to enrich and improve their lives. Interviews with filmmaker Taylor Cross and others reveal how the arts can sharpen social skills, enhance self-esteem and even become a career path for those with Asberger syndrome and similar maladies.