ONE LITTLE FINGER (Genre: Drama, Language: English) is a Feature film with a theme of “Ability in Disability” in order to bring awareness about the human rights issue globally!
Over a billion people live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. People are disabled by society, not just by their bodies. One child in twenty is disabled, but physical disability is not a chance, unfortunate occurrence, it is part of the human life cycle.
The statistical probability that a portion of every life will be lived with a disability pertains to everyone. 38% of people believe disabled people are a burden on society. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of people have admitted they avoid disabled people because they don’t know how to act around them. One hundred and eighty disability hate crimes are committed every day in western countries.
The film is Directed by Rupam Sarmah, International Award Winning Director from California. Some of the notable award-winning actors are Siedah Garrett (USA), Tamela D’Amico (USA), Jonathan Stoddard (USA), Jaya Seal, Malaya Goswami, Pabitra Rabha, Sayomdeb Mukherjee (RJ Den), Abhinaya (South India), Jeeja Ghosh, and many others.
You will be pleased to know that persons with disabilities have acted in this film. Over 80 children and young adults have acted and played major roles in this film which is quite unique. This film is a result of many years of research about the subject, collection of facts, and music therapy. One Little Finger is a Drama and Musical. Music Therapy based on the concept of sound and vibrations and OMKARA will be an integral part of this movie in soundtracks. Many international artists, Oscar® nominated artists, Grammy® winning musicians are collaborating in this project including Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Julian Lennon, Peter Banks (YES!), Kechi Okwuchi, Stephen Melillo, Kevin Mackie, and others!
Current Status: Film is available Worldwide (Amazon, Google, Apple, and other platforms)
Regarding the film:
“I am so grateful to our entire team and so many people who supported and helped us in every step along the way over the years. It was quite challenging to start with many unknowns as we had many children and young adults with disabilities acting in this film along with other award-winning international actors. Some of them are challenged with a genetic disorder, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, autism, down-syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and so on. But it all came to reality when we completed shooting in many locations in India and the USA exactly the way we planned. Disability is a matter of perception created by society in so many ways. As per stats, 38% of people believe that disabled people are a burden on society. 65% of people admitted that they avoid disabled people because they do not know how to act around them. Never underestimate their abilities. It opened my eyes. Our Thoughts – Words – Actions matter a lot. We are all going to face the challenges with disabilities as we age or take turns in our life. In fact, we all know someone or our loved ones in our families with some disabilities who needs our Love — could be our parents, friends, brothers, sisters, children… so treat them well with respect as a person, and give them love and a helping hand, if you see someone on the road, home, cafe, school or anywhere. They do not need our pity; people come first, they need our love as a human being, as our brothers, our sisters. One Little Finger (Ability in Disability) is a feature film to be ready by end of 2018 — it’s a Drama and Music Therapy is part of it. It’s more than that… a movement. Let’s get united! Continuing to collaborate with global organizations and people around the world on this journey! Please join our hands. “ ~ Rupam Sarmah
Thank you for supporting this noble project. Please contact us with suggestions or comments and get involved!
© RJ International USA, 2017 partnered with UNESCO USA and other disability organizations.