SHAMELESS: The ART of Disability (2006)

Hot Docs launched the 2006-07 edition of Doc Soup (monthly documentary film series) last night with SHAMELESS: The ART of Disability (2006).

It was directed by Bonnie Sherr Klein (mother to Naomi Klein) who suffered a stroke in 1987 that left her paralyzed. 18 years later she is the first disabled person to make a documentary film in Canada about disabled people. Last night, she was at the Bloor Theatre in Toronto, to introduce her film.

I have to admit that a documentary film about disabled people wasn’t top of my list for viewing. When you sign up for the Doc Soup program you have to be open to anything. I think I gained a better perspective of how disabled people deal with their disabilities.

Overall, I thought the film was pretty mediocre. It didn’t shock or surprise me the way I think it wanted to. Maybe I’m too young? I felt that the audience for this film was geared more toward seniors, a TVO crowd. *½

Films are rated from 1 to 4 stars.

Posted in Movie Reviews at 11:02 AM