Moving and important
Not enough people know about this important piece of American history. There are over 52 million people with Disabilities in the U.S. and their family and friends whose lives are better for the work that was done to establish a fundamental set of civil rights that affirms discrimination will not be tolerated in our society. Compelling archival footage of the institutional conditions in which many disabled people were once forced to live sets the stage for understanding the movement that fought for freedom, inclusion, and independence. The film maker lets the story be told in the voices of people with disabilities without superimposing his own narrative or perspectives. He gives the movers and shakers who were on the front lines a space to tell their story with passion, humor and grace. Excellent film for all to see, great for high school or college courses in history, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, etc. if you wonder how this relates to you remember that eliminating discrimination wherever it manifests makes the world safer for everyone, in this case, we know that disability is a club most people will join at some point in their life time. So be part of making the world more accessible and inclusive before you or someone you love needs it.
- Apr 24, 2013
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