THE GIFT: A Photographic Exhibition Exploring Life Beyond Limits
THE GIFT is a photographic exhibition designed to help affirm a positive image of people with disabilities. The dramatic photos in this exhibit demonstrate the possibilities and new vision for all people with disabilities. This exhibition is being mounted by No Limits Media (NLM) in collaboration with the The UN Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the U.N. Office of Exhibitions.
The themes embodied in THE GIFT photo collection grew out of the successful exhibition at the UN headquarters called Raising the Bar. THE GIFT will be shown at U.N. offices around the world to help elevate awareness and promote universal passage of the Convention. These images provide a visual testament of the respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and help promote their full and effective participation and inclusion in society.
"I wanted to be a filmmaker because it's my way of communicating with people intimately -- letting people know who I am, who I was, even if the standard way of communicating through speaking did not always play in my favor."
- Alexander Freeman
Alex's POV is a movie about making a movie. Alex Freeman, a young filmmaker from Massachusetts, struggles through his cerebral palsy to make his filmic vision of Poe's The Raven. Alex is aided in his creative quest by the producers at No Limits Media. In the course of this documentary, Alex, his co-producers, and the audience together come to discover some profound truths about art, growth, the challenge of communication, and the permanence of loss.