Above: A banner of photos depicting artists in the documentary.
Photo credit to Who Am I To Stop It website.
“Who Am I To Stop It,” a Portland-made documentary,
showing March 20 on OHSU campus
The Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute invites the community to attend a special screening of the award-winning documentary “Who Am I To Stop It” by directors Cheryl Green and Cynthia Lopez. The screening will be Tuesday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. in the Vey Auditorum at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 700 Southwest Campus Drive, on the 11th floor. The film has open captions and there are a few open spots for wheelchair seating.
“Who Am I To Stop It” is a Portland-made documentary about the traumatic brain injury community made by a filmmaker with disabilities from brain injury. It follows three artists as they navigate social isolation, stigma, and rebuilding their identities. They practice the arts to re-connect to their own sense of self-pride and to their larger communities. Rather than emphasize how people got injured or highlight medical aspects of disability, the video explores consequences of internalized ableism and the ways in which many brain injury survivors feel they are not accommodated or understood. Through visual arts, music, and sharing their stories, the subjects explore questions around poverty, sexuality, faith, family, success, and community.
This event is free and attendees are requested to RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Cupcakes for sale at the event will be from Sarah Bellum's Workshop & Bakery, a social enterprise bakery that supports adults with brain injury to return to work and life by baking delicious, hand-crafted cupcakes.
More information about “Who Am I To Stop It” is available at www.whoamitostopit.com and www.newday.com. The film is fiscally-sponsored by the Hollywood Theatre and distributed by New Day Films.