You Don’t Need Feet to Dance

May 23, 2014
Doors: 7:00 pm, Show Time: 7:30 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Theatre, SFU Woodward’s Location: 149 West Hastings

“Alan Govenar‘s You Don’t Need Feet to Dance is a vibrant and deeply human portrait of a survivor at all costs that will often have you dropping your jaw in awe, and wonder that you ever complained about any comparatively little problem in your own life.” – Film Journal

In the film “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance,” African immigrant Sidiki Conde, having lost the use of his legs to polio at fourteen, balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City, from his fifth-floor walk up apartment in the East village, down the stairs with his hands and navigating in his wheelchair through Manhattan onto buses and into the subway. Sidiki struggles to cope with his disability and to earn a decent living, but he still manages to teach workshops for disabled kids, busk on the street, rehearse with his musical group, bicycle with his hands, and prepare for a baby naming ceremony, where he plays djembe drums, sings, and dances on his hands.

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ReelAbility is a not for profit group based in Vancouver, BC that connects the art of filmmaking to young people with disabilities. They provide unique programs that help develop skills and give our participants a behind-the-scenes look at the film industry. They are also committed to finding ways to adapt equipment to make the filmmaking community accessible to all!

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Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

City of Vancouver
SFU Woodwards
BC Arts Council
Consumer Protection BC
Creative BC