Celebrate National Inclusive Schools Week with a powerful short film: “Ian”
Academy Award-eligible, “Ian” tells the story of a real-life boy with Cerebral Palsy whose fierce determination to be included on his local playground changes the beliefs and actions of his community.
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View “Ian” here: https://shanesinspiration.org/ianfilm/
About the film:
This award-winning film, produced by Oscar-winner Juan José Campanella’s Buenos Aires-based animation studio MundoLoco, tells the real-life experience of a little boy with cerebral palsy whose courage, determination, and light stops the bullying on his neighborhood playground by creating lasting compassion. This powerful film was brought to life by Ian’s mother, Sheila Graschinsky, who witnessed the painful impact exclusion had on her son. Determined to change the paradigm, she started a foundation to promote inclusion through education: https://fundacionian.org.ar/