Jimmy is a young man who has overcome the loss of vision and the extreme depression that came after.
Now a hammock weaver in Granada, Nicaragua, he is content with his life and has become more motivated than ever.
Jimmy is intelligent, articulate, friendly, and a role model to others with disabilities and difficulties in life. Weaving hammocks is the first full time job he has been able to find. Despite his limitation, Jimmy is a capable and hard worker. Other employers, however, do no realize this and only see him for his blindness.
This misconception is a problem all over the world. Disabled people deserve the same opportunities as others, yet have an incredibly hard time finding jobs.
Jimmy can attest to this.
This film was made by a student crew in a Media Impact Internship program with Actuality Media and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
*This is the first film from Actuality Media to take advantage of the new Vimeo closed captioning/subtitling feature. At the moment English and Spanish subtitles are available via Amara, and we hold high hopes that the film will be selected by others on Amara to produce closed captioning in many languages so that disabled people from around the world can benefit from Jimmy's story.
**If you are not able to download the subtitles with this film, please send us a message on Vimeo or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you the .srt subtitle file.
Director: Aaron Zomback
Cinematographer: Amos Horn
Editor: Paige Ott
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