Program Contents: 56 minutes. DVD Contains Bonus Feature "Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace" contains Geraldo Rivera's complete and original historic WABC-TV television expose, 30 minutes.
Copyright Date: 2002
Critically acclaimed, award winning documentary about the infamous Willowbrook State School for the developmentally disabled. Using a stolen key, Geraldo Rivera entered Willowbrook with a film crew in 1972, and his historic expose of its horrific conditions shocked all of America and led to widespread reforms in the treatment of peole with disabilities. - Narrated by Danny Aiello, with Geraldo Rivera.
Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook:
• Examines the impact that the horrors of Willowbrook had on the survivors and their families
• Offers a warning about budget cuts that are a stark reality today
• Tells the story of how much we have progressed over the past twenty-five years
• Teaches us why we should learn the lessons of Willowbrook and improve the quality of life for our citizens with disabilities.
• As one sibling states, "Willowbrook was not just an institution, it was an attitude."
Unforgotten has been called "Absolutely Mesmerizing!" by NBC-TV, "Powerful!" by the New York Post, and "Moving!" by the Los Angeles Times. The New York Times called the film "A Plea for Treating People Humanely."