Giota’s Journey

47 minutes 2011
Directed by Garry Beitel

An intimate portrait of Giota Boussios, a 48-year-old Montreal woman, born with cerebral palsy.

Warm, good humoured, acutely sensitive and keenly intelligent, Giota is wheelchair-bound and unable to speak. She has learned to communicate through an intriguing system that uses subtle eye movements and slight facial gestures. Supported by a loving Greek family, she spends her days at an educational program for adults with similar disabilities. Giota’s Journey explores her unique relationships with family and caregivers, her dreams of love and travel, the poetry of her eyes and words. Here is a short excerpt.

Now available on DVD.

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