Tonight Washington State University Vancouver’s Diversity Council continues to challenge the community to talk about diversity during its annual film festival. This year’s theme is “Diversity & Disabilities: Celebrating the Abilities in Us All.”
The festival began on Monday, Sept. 11 and will end on Thursday, Sept. 15. You can learn more from our original article.
Today and tomorrow, the last two films will be shown in the WSU Vancouver Administration Building, Room 110.
Music Within shows 9/14.
For Once in My Life shows 9/15.
Admission is free and open to the public. Films start at 4 p.m.
Summary: Richard Pimentel was always a great public speaker with a winning personality, but when he tries out for the country’s top debate team and is rejected, he takes his shattered dreams to the Army for a tour of duty in Vietnam.
When a bomb blast takes his hearing he returns home to become a groundbreaking speaker and campaigner on behalf of the rights of everyone with a disability including his fellow vets.
For Once In My Life
Summary: For Once In My Life is a documentary about a unique band of singers and musicians, and their journey to show the world the greatness—and killer soundtrack—within each of them. The band members have a wide range of mental and physical disabilities—as well as musical abilities that extend into ranges of pure genius.
In a cinema verite style, the film explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the band members’ unique talents are nurtured, to challenge the world’s perceptions.
Diversity Film Festival
Administration Building, Room 110
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave.