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Aha! Short film about creativity and people with disabilities set to premiere

Many people discount the contributions people with disabilities can make to the community. Some of the most creative individuals in the world have disabilities. Craig Norton, a local film maker and teacher, has created a short documentary about the creative process for these underappreciated artists.

Mr. Norton created the project as part of a film workshop in Hamden, Connecticut. It follows the creative process of eight people with developmental disabilities as they find their artistic inspiration. Among the performers are a nine year old boy who drums and a 74 year old poet. The film also introduces the audience to a theater group and watches as they act.

The name “Aha!” comes from the moment of inspiration when one realizes that these talented people are so much more than their disabilities. Aha! will premiere on February 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Community Center 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, CT. It will also be shown on February 12, 2011 at Center for Serenity at First Baptist Church 90 North Main St., West Hartford, CT. That show will begin at 2 p.m. For more information view the Facebook fan page by clicking here.

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