Captioned for the hearing-impaired; Audio-described for the visually impaired DVD Includes: 59-minute theatrical version, 29-minute classroom version, Informational slides, Extra scenes
An award-winning doc about disability, caregiving and interdependence.Watch Trailer
THE KEY OF G is an award-winning documentary about disability, caregiving and interdependence. The film follows Gannet, a charismatic 22-year-old with physical and developmental disabilities, as he leaves his mother's home to share an apartment with a close-knit group of artists and musicians who support him, not only as paid caregivers, but also as friends. Together they create a uniquely successful model of supported living, and a compelling alternative to institutionalized care.
Recommended by educators as an excellent teaching tool for courses in:
Medical Studies (especially Genetics & Neurology)
Innovative... an artistic close-up of how family and friends help launch a young man with complex disabilities into his adult life.
Kathy Martinez, Executive Director, World Institute on Disability
... a brief but honest glimpse into the lives of G and his caregivers. Recommended for both social service education and public libraries.
Courtney Deines-Jones, Grimalkin Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD
The Key of G offers families and the public a glimpse of what can be possible for a young adult with severe cognitive disability living in the community. We see Gannet interact with young roommate/caregivers who are also artists and musicians - a lovely contrast to dread images of institutions or burdened families.
Marsha Saxton, PhD
Professor of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley
A well-made documentary with lovely comic book-style intertitles between segments. Recommended.
... a real-life look at supported living, an option for anyone with a developmental disability, regardless of their level of functioning. The film exemplifies the talents and empathy of those gifted direct care workers who become part of our extended families.
Trudy Marsh Holmes
Parent, Executive Director, Journey of Choice - A Parent Directed Supported Living Agency
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