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Who Cares About Kelsey?
Directed by
Dan Habib

USA / 2012 / 76

World Premiere

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Kelsey Carroll has one goal—to graduate from high school—and plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. She failed her freshman year and was suspended for dealing drugs. Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive ‘problem student’ to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, she is helped by a group of educators determined to empower this emotionally disabled teen to take control of her destiny and find the desire to graduate.
Dan Habib is the creator of Including Samuel and the new film Who Cares About Kelsey? Habib is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.

Before joining UNH in April of 2008, Habib was the photography editor of the Concord (NH) Monitor. He has been a judge of the Pulitzer Prizes, Pictures of the Year, Best of Photojournalism and White House News Photographer's Association. He is a six-time New Hampshire photographer of the year and his freelance work, including extensive documentary work in China, has appeared in numerous publications, including Time, Newsweek, Yankee, Life and the New York Times.

Habib and his wife, Betsy, live in Concord, New Hampshire, with their sons Isaiah, 15, and Samuel, 12.

Cast/Featuring: Kelsey Carroll, Jonathon Drake, JoAnne Malloy, Kathy Francoeur, Sharon Lampros, Susan Carroll, Chris Carroll, Tracey Smith, Shawn Burby
Producer(s): Dan Habib
Director(s): Dan Habib
Cinematographer(s): Dan Habib
Editor(s): Rose Rosenblatt, Diego Siragna
Composer(s)/Music: Rick Baitz
Sound Designer(s): Rikk Desgres


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