Director Ise Shinichi’s peerless documentary lovingly chronicles 35 years of his niece Nao’s life with her older brother, parents, and friends. Because of a disability, doctors did not expect Nao to live more than 20 years. Shinichi documents the unexpected steps of her story, from when Nao was 8 to the present. The film moves beyond mere advocacy to create a complex, moving portrait of the manifold ways each member of a family affects the others.
Guided by the belief that every person has ability and value, LADD empowers adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and connect. LADD provides the dignity of adulthood through housing, health and wellness, day programs, employment and advocacy. We envision a world where ALL can pursue one's best life.