Jill Kohfield was the first born of fraternal twin girls in 1965. At birth, Jill was severely brain damaged which left her intellectually disabled (formerly known as mentally retarded). At eight years old, Jill was placed in a group home where she would spend the next forty years of her life. In recent years, Jill's health was rapidly deteriorating and in February 2014, Jill moved back in with her mother and twin sister. In The Quality of Life, we explore what people with disabilities go through, what their families go through, and the negative aspects of group homes/institutions which include physical abuse, sexual abuse, and over-medication.
People with disabilities are being treated as less than human. It's time we started fighting for them.
Did You Know?
Paintings that appear throughout the film are by Inaki Bosch, Christina Kohfield, Wesley Coe Doherty, and Richard Kohfield. One noticeable painting by Christina appears at 26 minutes and 28 seconds next to the window on the left hand side of the screen. At 28 minutes and 58 seconds, under the painting of dancing people by Christina, there are 3 paintings by Doherty, the rest are by Bosch. Another painting by Christina appears at 31 minutes and 10 seconds at the center of the screen. The two portraits of Jill and Christina that appear at 24 minutes and 26 seconds are by Richard. See more
Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by Emanuel Salvador See more