The R-Word (2019)

NAME OF FILM: THE R-WORD (2019)

DIRECTOR(S): Amanda Lukoff

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GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Amanda Luko grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word “retard(ed).” With THE R-WORD, she unravels the history and lasting effects of this word through the lens of the sibling experience, captivating animation sequences, and self- advocates speaking truth-to-power – ultimately making the case for why the conversation surrounding people with intellectual and developmental disabilities needs to change.