Ian Fundación and MundoLoco CGI’s Animated Short “Ian” Shares
The Important Message Of Inclusion
by J. Richarz
On November 30th this Oscar-Qualifying film was released in an unprecedented joint effort from all major children’s Networks in Latin America: Disney, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, YouTube Kids and Pakapaka in Latin America and YouTube Worldwide.
This emotional film is based on the true story of a boy called Ian. The film was created by Emmy nominee Gastón Gorali, produced by Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner Juan José Campanella and directed by Abel Goldfarb. This important film aims to help children to understand disability and for the message of inclusion to reach every home. IAN doesn’t include dialogue to express the children’s feelings making it inclusive to everyone regardless of their age, race, or language they speak.
Ian is a boy that goes to primary school. He was born with cerebral palsy and like every other kid that age he just wants to make friends and enjoy his time on the playground. Playing like everyone else is not really possible with his disability and what makes everything worse is that the other kids don’t understand that he has special needs- so all they do is laugh at him for being different. Ian is strong-minded and won’t give up that easily!
The Ian Foundation was created by Ian’s mother Sheila Graschinsky to fight the lack of information that often leads to people with disabilities being bullied and feeling isolated. Please share this message of inclusion with your friends across your social media accounts using the hashtags #InclusionRules_IanFilm @fundacionian.
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