A World of Isolation and Despair
'Life in the Shadows'
This 9-minute film tells the story of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's pioneering work to help people with intellectual disabilities. At that time, this population was most often condemned to institutions that offered little education; instead they found mostly isolation and despair. 'Life in the Shadows' was produced by four-time Academy Award-winner Charles Guggenheim and narrated by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. NOTE: The film was made in 1999 and includes some outdated language.