Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse Screening and Discussion Series presents Swim Team (2016), a documentary directed by Lara Stolman. There will be a panel discussion after the screening.
In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands.
Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. The documentary captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence, and a life that feels winning.
This Beyond Boundaries screening was curated by Jason Parker and professors Ruth Goldman, Meg Knowles, and Michael Niman and is sponsored by Buffalo State’s Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Beyond Boundaries screenings are free and open to the public.
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