February 29, 2012
The DM Online
'Including Samuel' screened at Oxford Conference Center; February 26, 2012
Including Samuel was screened at a free event in Oxford, Mississippi sponsored by parents of inclusion students in Oxford. The screening was in recognition of inclusion and special education parents, teachers, staff and administrators.
January 27, 2012
Down Syndrome Resource Connection
"Including Samuel"; January 23, 2012
Including Samuel is reviewed in the Down Syndrome Resource Connection, an information site for parents of children with Down syndrome.
August 01, 2011
The New Teacher
Movie Review: Including Samuel; July 29, 2011
A movie review excerpt on Including Samuel from the blog "The New Teacher."
April 27, 2011
The Charlotte Observer
A family fights for inclusion; April 26, 2011
Dan Habib and Samuel visit North Carolina for visits to NASCAR racing shops and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Dan will also be screening Including Samuel and participating in a panel discussion at UNC Charlotte on April 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM in the Student Union Theater.
April 21, 2011
The Portland Press Herald
Indie Film: 'Including Samuel' transcends illness; April 21, 2011
Including Samuel is reviewed by freelance writer, Dennis Perkins, as a preview to the film's screening at Bowdoin College on April 22, 2011. For information on the screening, click HERE.
March 11, 2011
Kathimerini English Edition/International Herald Tribune
Including Samuel: The father of a boy with cerebral palsy explains why his son has taught schools a lesson; March 11, 2011
Kathimerini English Edition, an English-language daily which is published in Greece and Cyprus with the International Herald Tribune, features Including Samuel in advance of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Including Samuel will be screened at the Festival on Monday, March 14, at 3.30 p.m. and on Tuesday, March 15, at 8.30 p.m., at the Frida Liappa Theater. Habib will attend the screenings and take part in a panel discussion on Tuesday March 15 at 11:00 a.m.
February 21, 2011
WREG News Channel 3
WREG's "Live at 9"; February 21, 2011
Dan Habib discusses Including Samuel on WREG's "Live at 9" broadcast in Memphis, TN on February 21, 2011. Later in the day, Dan screened the film in Bartlett, TN for teachers, administrators and psychologists for Shelby County Schools' "District Learning Day."
February 21, 2011
Memphis Commercial Appeal
GoMemphis.com; February 21, 2011
Shelby County Schools’ Department of Exceptional Children (DEC) is inviting educators and parents all across Memphis and Shelby County to attend a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, “Including Samuel,” at Bartlett High School on Monday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 PM. Filmmaker Dan Habib leads a Q&A session with audience members after the screening.
February 14, 2011
Bartlett screening acclaimed documentary "Including Samuel"; February 14, 2011
Shelby County Schools' Department of Exceptional Children is inviting educators and parents all across Memphis and Shelby County to attend a special screening of the highly acclaimed documentary Including Samuel at Bartlett High School on Monday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 PM. Filmmaker Dan Habib will lead a Q and A session with audience members after the screening.
February 04, 2011
Cleveland Jewish News
The last civil rights battleground: classrooms; February 4, 2011
Following an interview with Dan Habib, journalist Ellen Schur Brown discusses the importance of classroom diversity and presuming competence in all children, regardless of ethnicity, gender, economic status, or ability.
November 30, 2010
US Business Leadership Network
Biz2Biz Report; November 30, 2010
Including Samuel is featured on page 5 of the USBLN newsletter.
"It's great that Samuel is fully included in school alongside his peers," audience members say of Habib's 10-year-old son, who uses a wheelchair. "That way maybe they'll think to hire him when he graduates."
Habib turns the presumption on its head. "Actually, Samuel plans to own the Red Sox when he is older, so he'll be hiring them."
March 18, 2010
"Including Samuel" featured on KVCR TV
"Including Samuel" is featured on KVCR San Bernadino/Riverside (PBS,
Channel 24) as part of April's Autism Awareness Month on Friday, April
30, 2010 at 8:00 PM.
For a compete schedule of special programs during April, click HERE.
January 23, 2010
Special Needs Parenting (Suite101.com)
As awareness of people with special needs builds, their stories, faces
and characters inch their way into film and mainstream culture to the
benefit of everyone. Including Samuel is featured as one of several movies that showcase special needs issues in an article written by Shelley Dillon.
Movies That Showcase Special Needs Issues Shine; January 22, 2010
December 21, 2009
Including Samuel is recommended as "What to Watch" in LD Online's newletter. LD Online is the "world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD."
LD Online, December 2009
December 03, 2009
Working Films: How Can My Movie Help the Movement? Forming Authentic Partnerships
Working Film's Notes
November 18, 2009
NHPTV's NH Outlook and Including Samuel
NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC TELEVISION’s NH Outlook received a documentary
story merit award for Including Samuel at thecial;e New Hampshire
Association of Broadcasters annual Golden Mike ceremony.
Including Samuel: A NH Outlook Special; April 19, 2009
October 01, 2009
"Through his work at the UNH Institute on Disability, documentary filmmaker Dan Habib has compiled a wealth of ideas: steps that youth, parents, educators, administrators, and policy makers can take to support inclusion and disability rights."
Including Samuel, A Call to Action; October 2009
September 28, 2009
National Press Photographers Association
"The former director of photography for the Concord Monitor who is now the Filmmaker in Residence at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability says that more than 20 national organizations have partnered with him to 'get the word out' to more than 10 million people, asking them to watch the film and host viewing parties of the broadcast or the DVD."
Habib's film about inclusion airs nationwide on PBS; September 28, 2009
April 01, 2009
Dartmouth Medicine Magazine
“Dr. Pamela Hofley, a pediatric gastroenterologist who treats Samuel at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, says ‘it’s a good thing for medical
students, nursing students to see.’ Hofley adds that the film helps
health-care professionals to have ‘a sense of what is it like to have a
child like this in your home . . . to see the child outside of the
Film chronicles the impact of chronic illness; Spring, 2009
November 01, 2008
New Hampshire Magazine
“Though Samuel may use a wheelchair to get around, he is helping to open doors of acceptance for countless others.”
The 'IT' list: Crusaders for Inclusion (PDF, 2.7 MB)
November 01, 2008
CET: Cincinnati Public Television
Kathy Lehr, host of the public affairs show Focus, talks with Dan Habib
about his experiences making the documentary Including Samuel. Lehr
also interviews Joe Petner, a principal featured in the film, and Peg
Gutsell, Executive Director of the Inclusion Network. CET TV broadcasts
the full film preceding this segment.
Including Samuel; November, 2008
September 23, 2008
Here and Now: Public Radio's Midday News Magazine
“The documentary by Dan Habib is the story of his son, Samuel, an
eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, and his family’s struggles to
ensure that Samuel’s disability does not exclude him from participating
in all activities at home, in school, and in the larger community.”
Including Samuel; September 23, 2008
August 31, 2008
The Union Leader
“A father’s documentary about his son’s disability becomes a tool for changing attitudes worldwide.”
Including Samuel; August 31, 2008
May 20, 2008
Hotline on Call
“Click on the film link below to watch the trailer and to find out when this touching film heads to a city near you.”
Including Samuel; May 20, 2008
May 08, 2008
“The film shows Samuel being accepted by classmates at a Concord, New
Hampshire elementary school, where children with disabilities have
attended regular classes for two decades.”
Hollywood Buzz; May 8, 2008
March 01, 2008
Exceptional Parent Magazine
“Simply stated, Including Samuel is a must see! A must see…for anyone who wants and/or needs an in-depth look into the concept, current practice and real-life experience of inclusion and integration for those with disabilities.” Jan Hollingsworth, Managing Editor; March, 2008
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February 28, 2008
Melrose Free Press
“After viewing the film, I was speechless. I could add nothing new to
what the people who were interviewed for the film had already said. Nor
could I do justice to the film’s emotional and intellectual impact upon
The Post-Oscars: Including Samuel; February 28, 2008
February 05, 2008
“There are people with disabilities in all walks of life, and
integrating children with disabilities into the schools touches
everyone — from other children and parents to school taxpayers."
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December 03, 2007
“The other children see him as just another second grader who likes
spaceships and hot dogs and the color yellow, and wait patiently for
him as he answers questions."
Focus on the Family (PDF, 1.3 MB)
September 16, 2007
“The challenge of Including Samuel is the public’s challenge:
to create a society that gives every child a place in the community
along with high goals and the tools to reach them. The film is mainly a
personal journey. Its subject is how hard parents of children with
disabilities must fight, and how much help they need, to secure for
their children what other parents take for granted.”
Watching a film - and a family's journey; September 16, 2007