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The idea of producing a documentary about the project came from the research members themselves.

They expressed interest in making a film that could tell people about their lives and get people to think about how to make the city a more welcoming place.

Ann Fudge Schormans contacted Toronto-based filmmaker Adam Goldhammer who, along with his film crew, worked collaboratively with the research members to create the documentary. Goldhammer’s productive team trained two of the members to assist with camerawork and trained another member to help with interviews. We worked collaboratively to also create artwork for the film.

The research team is trying to show this film to as many people as possible in order for them to start thinking differently about people with intellectual disabilities.

So far My Life in the City has been screened at:

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival in Toronto
  • Golden Door International Film Festival in New Jersey
  • Women and Minorities in Media Film Festival in Baltimore
  • Canadian Disabilities Studies Association Conference

Documentary Film Screenings:

“My Life in the City” Documentary (May - September, 2018). Screened as part of the CONNECT curated exhibit on Accessible Cities at The Design Exchange, Toronto, Ontario.

“My Life in the City” Documentary (May 27 & 27th, 2018). Screened at Toronto City Hall as part of Open Doors Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. A. Fudge Schormans and the My Life in the City Research Group in attendance, engagement with audience members.

“My Life in the City” Documentary (January 2018, ongoing). Adopted by Toronto District School Board as a curriculum material for secondary schools across Toronto.

“My Life in the City” Documentary (December 2017). Screened at Shuswap Connextions Film Festival, Salmon Arm, British Columbia. 

“My Life in the City” Documentary (November 16, 2017). Screened at Oska Bright Film Festival, Brighton, UK.       

“My Life in the City” Documentary (May, 2017). Screened (x2) at the Reel Abilities Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario.  A. Fudge Schormans and the My Life in the City Research Group in attendance, two organized conversations with audience members. 

“My Life in the City” Documentary (April 22, 2017). Screened at the Women and Minorities in Media Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland.

“My Life in the City” Documentary (Sept. 23rd, 2016). Screened at the Golden Door International Film Festival, New Jersey.