You may have heard talk in the FASD world about a new documentary in the making, Embraced: Truth about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I wanted to find out the details so invited the three principals on the project to talk about it.
Joel Sheagren is the Director with Jodee Kulp and Justen Overlander co-producing. Joel has a 30-year background in advertising and is a parent to a young man on the Spectrum. Jodee is an author, advocate, both an individual with and parent of a loved one with FASD, co-founder of the Red Shoes Rock movement and returning guest. Justen is a former teacher who also works in the film industry.
It's time to tell my story. I’m passionate about it. It’s time for me to start talking about my parenting experience and what I’ve learned and the success I’ve had with my son and have him speak into that and let it grow from there. - Joel
In this episode, you will discover:
The film will be a success if we change people’s understanding. If we create compassion, awareness, recognition, and better education for everyone. - Jodee
Jeff, Jodee, Joel, and Justen also discuss the balance between portraying reality and respecting individuals’ challenges and how you can support Embraced (see Show Notes). Make sure to listen to the end, to find out the challenge Jeff issues to Joel.
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