True Colors

Synopsis

Edgardo Velez introduces us to the world of Artshare. A program where individuals with cognitive disabilities can find joy and purpose in the power of art-making. He reminisces on the stigma that comes to these individuals, while also celebrating the power of their work.

Review

5/5
A heartening documentary about giving an artistic voice to individuals with cognitive disabilities.
Directed by Zen Pace, ‘True Colors’ is a short documentary film that highlights the incredible work at Artshare, a voluntary program that gives an artistic voice to individuals with cognitive disabilities. The film stars Edgardo Velez, the program coordinator, and showcases the inspiring creativity produced by the students. A charming documentary that will inspire and break down disability stigma.

The 3-minute film opens with volunteer Edgardo Velez, who educates the viewer about the foundation of the program and its purpose. Individuals with cognitive disabilities can struggle to communicate and/or express their emotions. Artshare (a program within Heartshare) encourages artistic expression through contemporary art – with astonishing results. Edgardo deserves high praise for his voluntary efforts – a champion to be commended.

True Colors Short Film
Shot in 16mm film, the quality and tone of the documentary is cinematically astonishing, aiding the art work finely. Sound, editing and music wrap up a high-quality finish. Zen Pace and the entire production crew deserve merit for producing such a hearting piece of filmmaking. Viewers will certainly be enchanted by the awe-inspiring artistic results and to learn about the difference the program makes to the mentally disadvantaged. A must watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Zen Pace
Cast: Edgardo Velez
Producer(s):
Director of Photography: Peter Pascucci
Editor(s): Ben Schwaeber
Animation:
Sound: Ian Hunter
Music: Matthew Wang
Miscellaneous: Alex Berg,Arjun Bajaj,Jaclyn Goldstein,Roberto Cecco,Sebastian Fernandez

Specifications

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Art, Community, Creativity, Disability, Diversity, Identity, Mental Health
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Zen Pace
Cast: Edgardo Velez
Producer(s):
Director of Photography: Peter Pascucci
Editor(s): Ben Schwaeber
Animation:
Sound: Ian Hunter
Music: Matthew Wang
Miscellaneous: Alex Berg,Arjun Bajaj,Jaclyn Goldstein,Roberto Cecco,Sebastian Fernandez

Specifcations

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Art, Community, Creativity, Disability, Diversity, Identity, Mental Health
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2022

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True Colors

Synopsis

Edgardo Velez introduces us to the world of Artshare. A program where individuals with cognitive disabilities can find joy and purpose in the power of art-making. He reminisces on the stigma that comes to these individuals, while also celebrating the power of their work.

Review

A heartening documentary about giving an artistic voice to individuals with cognitive disabilities.

5/5
Directed by Zen Pace, ‘True Colors’ is a short documentary film that highlights the incredible work at Artshare, a voluntary program that gives an artistic voice to individuals with cognitive disabilities. The film stars Edgardo Velez, the program coordinator, and showcases the inspiring creativity produced by the students. A charming documentary that will inspire and break down disability stigma.

The 3-minute film opens with volunteer Edgardo Velez, who educates the viewer about the foundation of the program and its purpose. Individuals with cognitive disabilities can struggle to communicate and/or express their emotions. Artshare (a program within Heartshare) encourages artistic expression through contemporary art – with astonishing results. Edgardo deserves high praise for his voluntary efforts – a champion to be commended.

True Colors Short Film
Shot in 16mm film, the quality and tone of the documentary is cinematically astonishing, aiding the art work finely. Sound, editing and music wrap up a high-quality finish. Zen Pace and the entire production crew deserve merit for producing such a hearting piece of filmmaking. Viewers will certainly be enchanted by the awe-inspiring artistic results and to learn about the difference the program makes to the mentally disadvantaged. A must watch. Highly recommended.

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