Gabe

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30pm

No parent should have to bury their child, but that was the reality that the Weils of St. Louis faced when their son Gabe was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Told he would not live past 25, Gabe made it his life goal to earn a college degree. Then, during his senior year of college, he received a new diagnosis, doubling his life expectancy overnight. This unforeseen scenario, though remarkable and welcome, presented Gabe with a complicated obstacle: creating a future for which he had never planned in a world that often forgets he exists.

2016
70 min.

Directed by

Luke Terrell

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Show-Me Cinema

Subject

Adoption Death and Dying Disabilities Family Issues Science and Medicine

Genre

Biopic
With director Terrell.

Film Website

Official Website

Shown with

Hale

Hale

Bradford Bailey

Disability-rights pioneer Hale Zukas, who has had cerebral palsy since birth, played an integral role in creating accessibility-friendly transit systems and forever changed how the world looks at disability.

With director Bailey.
2017
23 min.