“Imagine living somewhere you didn’t choose. Being told you can’t love – or leave.”

Last evening around 100 people came to the WITF broadcasting facility outside Harrisburg to watch a sneak preview screening of “I Go Home.”

i go homeThe “one-hour original documentary on the history of people with intellectual disability” is the story of a period in history during which “children with intellectual disability were not allowed in public schools. Parents were told to send their children with intellectual disability away to institutions – that it was best for the child, the family and the community.”

The film, too, traced the history of Pennhurst State School and Hospital and looks at the lives of the people who resided there.

Last night’s audience response -long applause – signaled enthusiastic approval of the film’s message of history, tragedy and hope.

WITF-TV will be showing “I Go Home” on:

  • Thursday, April 21, 8:00 pm
  • Friday, April 22, 1:00 am
  • Sunday, April 24, 7:00 pm

A DVD will be available soon.


excentia, a Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources partner in Lancaster County is one of the community sponsors of the film.


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