Unseen Movie Documentary
The Arc of Snohomish County and Community Partners Will Offer Limited Screenings of Award-Winning Caregiving Documentary “Unseen” on September 15, 16 & 17
The Arc of Snohomish County, in partnership with community organizations located statewide, will offer THREE screenings of the newly released and award-winning documentary Unseen.
This documentary film shines a light on the many challenges of caregiving and the physical and mental toll commonly experienced by parents and family caregivers raising children with developmental disabilities with high-support and/or complex healthcare needs.
Virtual screenings will be held on September 15th, 16th and 17th, 2022. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring parent and family caregivers from across the state, as well as researchers who have focused their work on studying the personal, family and community wide impacts of caregiving. Registration is FREE, but space is limited.
REGISTER USING THE LINKS BELOW:
Thursday, September 15th @ 10 am - 12 Noon
Link to register: https://tiny.one/UnseenThurs
Friday, September 16th @ 6 - 8 pm
Link to register: https://tiny.one/UnseenFri
Saturday, September 17th @ 10 am - 12 Noon
Link to register: https://tiny.one/UnseenSat
More About the Film:
“An estimated 16.8 million people in America are caring for a child with disabilities. Many parent caregivers for children or adults who are disabled or medically complex are exhausted and isolated. Their mental and physical struggle is a public health crisis that costs us all. The ‘Unseen’ documentary gives an unfiltered, honest glimpse into their lives to enable a change for millions of caregivers and their families.
The film follows Jess and Ryan Ronne, a blended family with 8 children, including Lucas, who has profound disabilities requiring total care. Their situation has gotten more and more challenging as Lucas gets older and stronger. With limited resources and support, caregiving takes a toll on their physical and mental health.
It is a common story among parent caregivers: the isolation, uncertainty about the future, lack of options, and a never-ending daily to-do list means the role of caregiver overpowers nearly every other facet of life. Video diaries from diverse caregivers featured in the film illustrate this universality, while interviews with mental health experts and policy/legal advocates provide a broader view on the societal impacts.” Learn more at caregiverdoc.com.
Whitney Stohr is the Leadership & Independent Living Program Manager at The Arc of Snohomish County. She is passionate about advocating for medically complex children and children with disabilities and their families. She is especially interested in caregiving policy and advocacy. She is a mom and medical caregiver herself, who is energized by working closely with other parent and family caregivers. She lives with her spouse and their four-year-old son Malachi in Lynnwood. Connect with her on Instagram @rollin.w.spinabifida. Contact: email@example.com.