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ReelAbilities: Closing Night REEL CREATIVITY: SHORT FILMS
Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Fairfax, VA
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Ian, A Moving Story:
Ian uses a wheelchair. All he wants is to make friends, but discrimination keeps him away from the playground.

Shake With Me:
Art, health, family and the will to cope: Debra Magid is an artist living with Parkinsons Disease.

Living Art:
The story of a young woman living with Familial Dysautonomia, whose art became her stunning and profound means of communication and livelihood.

Screenings followed by Q&A with artist Mara Clawson and director of "Living Art" David Rochkind.  There will be a closing reception for Loving Nature and Food, Maras solo exhibition in the Js Bodzin Art Gallery

David Rochkind:
David Rochkind spent a decade working as a photojournalist, covering international news for news outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine and The Washington Post. His first film, Breathe In, took an intimate look at childhood tuberculosis in the USA. He is the Founder and Creative Director of Ground Media, a creative agency that helps tell the stories of mission-driven organizations.

Mara Clawson:
Mara uses pastels and iPad technology to convey her perception of the world. She finds that her art connects her to others and her community. Her artwork has been juried into and exhibited in six museums and 15 galleries across the United States. As a winner of the VSA/Kennedy Center Emerging Young Artists with Disabilities award, her video To Survive toured the US. Mara is the sole proprietor of When Colors Get AlongTM (maraclawson.com). She also works at Art Enables in Washington DC and the Visability ArtLab in Rockville Maryland. Besides creating art, Mara teaches iPad drawing classes and is an invited speaker at schools and for various direct service organizations. Mara illustrated and co-authored the childrens book Adventures of Moses.
Mara is the subject of the documentary film, Living Art, by Ground Medias director David Rochkind, which is screening in the 2019-2020 ReelAbilities Film Festivals in NYC, Toronto, Cleveland, Houston, and Northern Virginia, as well as the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival in Evanston, Illinois.  Living Art is part of an education campaign about disability and inclusion; learn more at livingart.education . Mara is so grateful for David Rochkind and his film that has opened so many opportunities, such as her largest solo exhibition currently at the Bodzin Art Gallery of the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
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Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (View)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States


Film > Festivals

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
On BPT Since: Jul 03, 2012
Madeline Hintz

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