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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Disabilities in Films and Other Media 2020


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March 24,
Virtual Sprout Film Festival
Looking for a COVID-19 distraction? Please enjoy this free full-screen playlist of 10 popular short films, featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from the Sproutflix catalogue.

Jan, 27,
Disability-Rights Movement Takes Spotlight at Sundance
NYTimes picked up Associated Press coverage and kept headline DISABILITY-RIGHTS MOVEMENT TAKE SPOTLIGHT AT SUNDANCE. This is a game changer!! Congrats Jim LeBrecht​, Sara Bolder​ Nicole Newnham Malarkey​, The Heumann Perspective with Judith Heumann​, Denise Sherer Jacobson​, Neil Jacobson​, Corbett OToole​, Ann Cupolo Freeman and the whole team at Higher Ground Productions. Lead On!
Sundance spotlight/tidal wave of advocacy includes authentic Deaf/disability leaders/storytellers - Lawrence Carter-Long​, David Radcliff​ Nic Novicki​, Jade Bryan​, Danny Woodburn​ - thanks to The Ruderman Family Foundation​ for partnering with Sundance to insure accessibility.
As the nation ramps up to ADA30, CRIP CAMP is a cinematic milestone in the history of disability in media - the Disability Narrative Imperative at its very best -- check it out:


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