The Gillian Film

Gillian Fink is a developmentally disabled young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, and takes dance classes. When Gillian decides to move out of the house, her mother must come to terms with letting go. The film shares the difficulties and joys of both raising and being a person whose abilities are in constant and productive tension with her distinctive thought styles and cognitive capacities. Topics explored with reference to people with developmental disabilities include the importance of social inclusion, independent living, and how society could transform its understanding of the worth of these extraordinary individuals.

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