Student government screens sensory-friendly film


first_imgIn an effort to raise awareness about different disabilities and their effects on every aspect of individuals’ lives, student government partnered with the LOGAN Center of South Bend to organize a sensory-friendly movie showing of “The Red Turtle” in DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Browning Cinema on Sunday afternoon.Sabrina Battiston, a sophomore who was one of the event’s organizers, said the screening catered to attendees’ viewing preferences.“The idea is that we want to minimize sensory overstimulation in a movie,” Battiston said. “People might be sensitive to loud noises or might not be able to sit still for a long time, and this can be related to mental disabilities or just general sensitivities.” Sensory-friendly showings provide disabled individuals and their families with the opportunity to see a movie without worrying about the reactions of other moviegoers, Battiston said.“We had the lights halfway on, so people could see if they wanted to get up and walk around, and it was very casual,” she said. “If kids needed to talk to their parents, they could do that. There’s no judgment there. Also, the sound was lower than in normal movies.”The movie, “The Red Turtle,” is a critically acclaimed animated film from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese studio that produced such classics as “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle,” Battiston said. She said she met with Ricky Herbst, cinema program director at Debartolo Performing Arts Center, to get his opinion on the best movie for the showing.“It’s animated, it’s colorful, all ages like it. It was nominated for an academy award this year,” Battiston said. “[Herbst] thought it would appeal to all audiences.”The showing drew a variety of viewers, including families with young children, elderly couples and Notre Dame students, Battiston said. She said the event was co-sponsored by the LOGAN Center of South Bend, which supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.“It went really well, and we had a great turnout,” she said. “We’re hoping that this will become a regular thing, maybe once a month,” Battiston said.The showing was part of the student government policy department’s push to raise awareness and sensitivity toward the difficulties of living with all different disabilities, including developmental, physical and mental disabilities, Battiston said.“We don’t always realize the everyday things that people find difficult,” Battiston said. “They might have to accommodate themselves to the experience rather than the experience being accommodated to them.”Tags: debartolo performing arts center, movie, sensory-friendly, The Red Turtlelast_img read more

Lyon ready to sell Chelsea target Moussa Dembele, but will refuse Houssem Aouar transfer


first_img Coral BarryTuesday 7 Apr 2020 6:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Dembele and Aouar could fetch big transfer fees (Picture: Getty)The 23-year-old has 16 Ligue 1 goals this season and has continued to produce the same kind of numbers he managed at his former clubs Celtic and Fulham.Frank Lampard wants a striker capable of challenging Tammy Abraham and identified Dembele in January as the perfect option.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also needs more firepower upfront and Lyon will be hoping a bidding war for Dembele’s services erupts.However, with the coronavirus pandemic putting football across the world on hold, it is likely this summer’s transfer window will be moved.FIFA has reportedly agreed on new measures to tackle coronavirus, including the delayed opening of the transfer window.MORE: Chelsea ready to offer £43m to seal transfer of Lyon star Houssem AouarMORE: Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City in race with Real Madrid and Juventus for Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Dembele and Aouar are attracting interest from Premier League clubs (Picture: Getty)Lyon are ready to sell Moussa Dembele in the next transfer window, but will not let Houssem Aouar leave the club, reports say.Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have registered an interest in Aouar, while Dembele is being chased by Chelsea and Manchester United.Chelsea saw a big for Dembele rejected in January and L’Equipe claim they expect the Blues to reignite their bid to sign the forward in the next transfer window.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTUnited are also tracking Dembele and Lyon are prepared to cash in on their star striker.But the same cannot be said for midfielder Aouar, who is rated at around £65million.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 21-year-old has long been coveted by top European clubs, but Lyon have him under contract until 2023 and intend to retain his services.Dembele, on the other hand, is reportedly eager for a new challenge and could fetch over £50m, considering his excellent goalscoring record. Comment Lyon ready to sell Chelsea target Moussa Dembele, but will refuse Houssem Aouar transferlast_img read more