Brent Weber’s documentary Real Live Angels will be screened at Cypress College Wednesday March 19, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Humanities lecture hall room 131.
Brent Weber is a student at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College. In 2008, while visiting his daughter Nicole who was counseling at the time, he began documenting Camp Summit, a summer camp for the special needs population as part of a research project. He was so touched by the people in it, he decided to share their story in a documentary. According to Weber, this documentary “will change the way you look at the world and all of the people in it.”
These special needs people get a chance to be like normal adults and children: they get to laugh, ride horses, swim, and dance. There story is told mostly by the staff and volunteers who have been serving the special needs population since 1947. All are encouraged to attend this presentation on the importance of inclusion, volunteerism, and breaking barriers for those of the misunderstood disabled population.
This film is dedicated to Weber’s cousin Kay Le May, who was born with down syndrome, and lived to the age of 59. In earlier times down syndrome people were ostracized and uncared for but today that population is recognized for their strengths and loving traits and are less marginalized.
Mr. Weber hopes that this film Real Live Angels can continue to put special needs loved one in a joyful spotlight as a means of bringing down the walls of isolation the special needs population still face today.
More information can be found at the documentary’s website, RealLiveAngelsMovie.com.