Barbara Wolk, a grandmother in Boca Raton, recently launched her second foreign film festival fundraiser in Delray Beach for children with autism, cerebral palsy and other muscle diseases and disorders. Her efforts, which support the non-profit organization A Walk on Water, help provide water therapy to disabled children, including her 7-year-old grandson Dylan.
This year’s film, an Israeli picture called “Live and Become”, was shown at the Weisman Delray Community Center.
“I’ve always been interested in other cultures. There’s more feelings that come out (in foreign films) than in Hollywood,” Wolk explained. “I love foreign films because they’re different. They’re not boring.”
Wolk went on to explain that she began fundraising for A Walk on Water three years ago. “It’s a small organization. When I went out there and saw what was going on, I wanted to help. I was already showing foreign films so I decided to use them to fundraise.”
Risa Demato, VP of the community center, said: “Something we do all the time is help people. This is our first time working with them. We’re very excited to offer the opportunity for our seniors to see a movie and to help out a fellow organization.”
Wolk added, “My prayer for A Walk on Water is to find a home in Palm Beach County. It doesn’t matter where as long as there’s a big screen, enough chairs and a loving energy. A real movie theater is our ultimate dream and our ideal home.”