Improv at Daybreak

“Making known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities.” ¬†Improv is a unique tool to deepen the rich relationship between patient and provider. It aids in the challenge that professional and support staff face to relate to patients and caregivers as individuals, and in this case, as fellow artists.

‘Improv at Daybreak’ provides a glimpse into the Monday morning Drama program at L’Arche Daybreak, an inclusive community for adults with intellectual disabilities in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The film features interviews with core members and assistants, and snippets of all of them having boatloads of fun together as they improvise their way through theatre games. Improv teacher Brian G. Smith shares with the group his experience as a member of Toronto’s famous ‘The Second City’ comedy theatre.

Moment by Moment

Moment By Moment is a film by Emmy-winning film-maker Dorothy Fadiman. It is the documentary of Molly Hale, who suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile rollover, and after being told there was no hope for movement below her shoulders, proceeded to rehabilitate herself and continues to recover. “Moment By Moment” is Molly’s story, a story about disabilities, health and healing, attitude, choice and intention, sex, intimacy, and relationships.