Film Premiere Including Samuel

 a picture of Samuel smiling

The Including Samuel film premiere registration is NOW CLOSED, as we have reached our capacity. We have received an overwhelming response! Thanks to all who registered for the event. Prior to the event all registrants will receive numbered tickets via email. If your plans change and you will not be able to come, out of courtesy for other interested attendees, please call/email us as soon as you can (617-287-4314 or

Tickets will be required for admittance to the event. If you do not have a ticket or have not registered, please do not show up to the event, as strict fire marshal rules will be enforced.

Photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about inclusion before he had his son Samuel seven years ago. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Habib’s documentary film Including Samuel examines the educational and social inclusion of youth with disabilities as a civil rights issue. Please join us for the Boston movie premiere of Including Samuel, followed by a reception and panel discussion with the filmmaker and special guests.

Boston Premiere

Including a panel discussion with:

filmmaker Dan Habib
Keith Jones (Inclusive education activist; featured in the film)
Joe Petner (Former Cambridge School Principal; featured in the film)
Rich Robison (Executive Director of the Federation for Children with Special Needs)
Maria Paiewonsky (Education and Transition team, Institute for Community Inclusion/UMass Boston)

Moderated by Bill Kiernan, Director, Institute for Community Inclusion

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
UMass Boston Ballroom • Campus Center
100 Morrissey BoulevardBoston, MA

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

This ballroom is fully accessible.

If you require disability-related accommodations at this event, please contact the UMass Boston Customer Service Center at 617-287-4000 before November 20th.
For other questions please contact Berenise Reyes Albino at 617-287-4314

To view the film trailer, go to

Directions to the UMass Boston Campus Center


This event is hosted by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Children’s Hospital Boston, with support from the Federation for Children with Special Needs