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.
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