Human Rights Film+Series: The Limits of My World

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Heather Cassano

The Limits of My World

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Join us for a screening of “The Limits of My World” at 6pm,
followed by an engaged dialogue with the filmmaker and community partners at 7:15pm.


About the Film: The Limits of My World follows a nonverbal young man’s transition from the school system into adulthood. Brian has autism and faces the daily challenges of adjusting to his new life. Filmed from the intimate perspective of his older sister Heather, this documentary seeks to understand Brian’s personality beneath his disability. The Limits of My World is an autistic coming of age story exploring what it means to be a nonverbal disabled person in today’s society. For more info:

About the Filmmaker: Heather Cassano is a documentary media artist working primarily in short and feature-length films. She makes documentary films, photographs, and other visual art that examine human connections and a person’s relationship to their environment. Her films are reminiscent of the direct cinema movement, adopting a patient invested approach with her characters. Heather blends this observational style with deeply personal narratives, striving to tell authentic stories through her personal experiences. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Digital Media & Design Department at the University of Connecticut.

Dianne Bilyak, Pushcart-prize nominated writer, graduate of the Institute of Sacred Music and Art, and Connecticut disability rights advocate.

Linda Rammler, Research Associate, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UConn Health.

Kathy Libal, Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Human Rights Institute, Moderator.

Presented by Dodd Human Rights Impact, the Human Rights Institute, and Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut.

This year we spotlight new work by UConn Digital Media and Design faculty, Oscar GuerraHeejoo KimHeather CassanoTanju Özdemir, and James Coltrain, who address human rights issues through film, animation, and game design.

For more information visit the Human Rights Film+ Series website.  If you are an individual who requires an accommodation to participate, please e-mail: