Mimi and Dona

The 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Presents:

Mimi and Dona

Sophie Sartain, 2014, 66 min.

What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable – she will not outlive her daughter – and finding her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a wonderfully quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – some 4.6 million Americans, 75% of whom live at home with family – and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family.

Q&A with director Sophie Sartain.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3GE5u3m-5I


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Part of the 7th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival

March 12-18, 2015

In venues throughout NY

For full festival program and information visit: NY.REELABILITIES.ORG