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'CinemAbility' Screening in Salisbury


SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury will play host this weekend to a documentary tour not only opening the viewers eyes to an interesting topic, but a tour benefiting organizations in the local community.

The documentary is called 'CinemAbility.' The director, Jenni Gold, said it explores the portrayal of people with disabilities in movies and television.  There are over 130 clips from different shows and films interlaced throughout the documentary and it's a project Gold said that she has been working on for eight years.

"Its about the importance of inclusion and the power that the media has in showing people, hopefully not in a stereotypical way, but in a way that reflects reality as it really is."

Gold grew up having muscular dystrophy and said she wants the film to give people a new understanding of how TV and movies shape our understanding of people who are different.  Numerous Hollywood stars, from Jamie Foxx to Ben Affleck, were a part of the project and lend their opinion on the topic in the film.

The stop in Salisbury is the second location on a ten city tour for the documentary and at each stop, a portion of the proceeds to go local organizations.  The local organizations benefiting are MAC Inc., the Somerset Wellness Center and Lower Shore Enterprises - which works to help people with disabilities find employment.

"Receiving community support for the work we do is wonderful.  We will use the proceeds from the movie to help our individuals, our clients, receive more training and more assistance so they can be employed in the community and become independent," said Luis Luna, CEO of Lower Shore Enterprises.

70 people from Lower Shore Enterprises will be attending the film including Dominic Page who said that he was very excited to check it out.

"It shows what people with disabilities can do," Page said.

The screening begins at one and tickets are $15 and once again, a portion of those proceeds will benefit local organizations.

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