Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Erikson Institute

Address: 451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, United States  Map

Erikson’s Conversations on Social Justice Committee invites you to join us for a screening of Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth).

About the Movie
Image: Like Stars on EarthIshaa Ishaan is an 8-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate. Colors, fish, dogs, and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, grades, and neatness. Ishaa just cannot seem to get anything right in class.

When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to be disciplined. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaa has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family.

A new art teacher infects the students with joy and optimism and breaks all the rules of how things are done by asking them to think, dream, and imagine. All the children respond with enthusiasm except Ishaa.

The teacher soon realizes that Ishaa is unhappy and sets out to discover why. With time, patience, and care, he ultimately helps Ishaa find himself.

About the Event
A brief discussion will follow the film. This movie night continues the Social Justice Committee’s conversations on the abilities of children with special needs.

Dinner will be served. Family members, friends, and colleagues are welcome.

Erikson Institute, Room 203
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Please RSVP to [email protected] by Monday, November 12.

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