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Including Samuel DVD Education Kit

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Dan Habib
DVD Length:
58 minutes documentary film plus trailers, extended interviews, and other extras
Educational Materials:
30+ pages of educational materials enclosed on CD

Film Synopsis

Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before his son Samuel was born.  Now he thinks about inclusion every day.

Habib's award-winning film Including Samuel documents his family's hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.  Including Samuel-a highly personal, passionately photographed film-captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion and features interviews with teachers, parents and disability rights experts.


 DVD Extras including:

  • Extended interviews
  • An inclusion discussion by subjects in the film
  • NHPTV Outlook: The Impact of Including Samuel
  • 17 subtitled language translations: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish
  • 3-minute and 12-minute film trailers

PDF of Educational Guide on included CD:

Authored by Habib, Mary Schuh, Ph.D., and Cheryl Jorgensen, Ph.D. (both with the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability), this guide features:

  • Introduction from the filmmaker
  • Discussion questions & viewing tips
  • Inclusion myths & realities
  • A teacher's view on inclusion
  • A synopsis of each major figure in the film
  • A primer on language around disability
  • Action ideas for you and your community
  • Self-assessment questions: Is inclusion happening in your community?

This education kit contains:

  • 1 DVD of Including Samuel licensed for educational, instructional and institutional use;
  • 1 CD containing the Including Samuel Educational Guide authored by Habib, Mary Schuh, Ph.D., and Cheryl M. Jorgensen, Ph.D.
  • the license for instructional and institutional use
  • the rights for free (no admission fees) public screenings

If you have questions about which version of Including Samuel is best for you, click here to view Including Samuel Purchasing Guidelines.

Director, Producer and Cinematographer Dan Habib
Edited by Rikk Desgres/Pinehurst Pictures & Sound
Music by John Kimbrough and Keith Jones
Produced in collaboration with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

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