Sunday, June 2nd
Unity Cinema (Assembly Room, downstairs)
SEE A PREVIEW AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
“Not Easy, Grow Up” is the story of Micah who has cerebral palsy and his family’s efforts to give him a quality life. Produced from over 500 hours of intimately documented video footage of Micah’s first thirty years, filmmaker Ron Taylor takes you on a journey of the heart through the reality of his son’s life.
This film will positively effect popular perceptions about the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families. Ron’s 34-year documentation of his son Micah portrays a new nurturing paradigm. As important as the facts and themes in his son Micah’s development, there are lessons in human relationships that reveal a more inclusive, loving society that all parents, professionals, and educators can enjoy.
“Not Easy, Grow Up” answers most questions about nurturing children with special needs, and it celebrates a family’s transformative life that models lessons for all nurturers. It shows the love and devotion that parents and educators can apply to the nurturing of all children. Ron’s answer is simply that most parents strive to meet the unique potentials of their children so that the children can be the best that they can be. Even the nurturers realize the reciprocal benefits in their personal growth and fulfilling careers that come with this kind of care giving.