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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

We Regret to Inform You...

Eva Colmers and Heidi Janz | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
11 minutes

THIS SCREENING IS PART OF THE JUSTICE FORUM SERIES AND WILL INCLUDE A POST-FILM DISCUSSION. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE. 

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Dr. Heidi Janz is a writer, an academic, and a feisty independent woman. Her daily routine of getting dressed, eating breakfast, and getting to work on time is not that much different from other people’s working mornings, with the exception of her wheelchair and care aids. But the arrival of a letter from the Government of Canada throws into light the perceptions of ability. -DW

Precedes
Adam Larsen | 
USA |
 2015 | 
58 minutes

Adam Larsen’s film follows four different families who are caring for a child with disabilities: Craig and Hannah; Claire and Sophie; Ramona, Harry, and Melvin; Marina and Gregory. As Ramona states at the beginning of the film, “I see it as a disability myself now, that inability to accept disability.” Larsen’s film is intelligent and clear about the struggles these parents face.

Filmmaker

Eva Colmers

Eva Colmers is an independent filmmaker who has written, directed and produced a dozen award-winning short films in the dramatic, documentary and experimental genres. Her credits include: 2.57k, Granny Baby, The Weightless Traveller and End of the Rope. For the National Film Board of Canada, she has written and directed two long-format documentaries: The Elder Project and The Enemy Within.

Filmmaker

Dr. Heidi Janz

Dr. Heidi Janz is a writer/playwright based in Edmonton, Alberta. Her most recently produced plays include: Voices at Dying, Dying to be Heard – produced in 2006 for the 16th International Congress on the Care of the Terminally Ill, and The Book of Jobes – co-produced by Kompany Family Theatre and Lone Sparrow Productions for the 2011 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival and for presentation by Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre in their 2012-2013 season. Dr. Janz is also an adjunct professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, specializing in the field of Disability Ethics. She was named Global TV’s Woman of Vision in May 2013.