True Smile at 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
ReelAbilities is the largest disabilities film festival in the country, presenting films on the topic of physical, developmental, and psychological disabilities.
Initiated in 2007 by JCC Manhattan, ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The 7-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performing arts, presented annually at over 35 venues across the NYC metropolitan area.
In 2014, in collaboration with the Cincinnati-based Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD, Inc.), ReelAbilities NY expanded into a national program, presenting its excellent program in dozens of cities throughout the United States.
- Directed by Juan Rayos, 82 minutes, Spain, 2015.
- In Spanish with English subtitles.
- View trailer.
An astonishing journey as seen through the eyes of 26-year-old Sergio Aznárez Rosado, who was born both blind and autistic yet lives a life packed with adventure. Over the course of 30 days, Sergio embarks on a 1,300-kilometer tandem bike ride with his brother, Juan Manuel, who pilots the bicycle. Together, they traverse desert and high mountains, starting in Cuenca in central Spain and finishing in one of the most remote villages in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. This documentary immerses us in Sergio’s seemingly unreachable world.