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Film about self-advocates wins international awards

Smith_Jerry_140w.jpg Jerry Smith, filmmaker and media director in the Institute on Community Integration, has won two awards for We Have Choices, the documentary that RTC Media produced with the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State.

Smith received the highest honor from the Silver Telly Council, a judging and oversight body that receives over 13,000 competition entries from around the world every year. In May, We Have Choices received a second award, this time a Platinum Award at the 2011 Hermes Creative Awards (another international competition), in the documentary category.

The film, which is about people with disabilities who advocate for themselves, can be viewed at

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