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Marwencol

by Jeff Malmberg

After a vicious attack leaves him brain damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in Marwencol, a 1/6th-scale World War II-era town that he creates in his backyard.

Independent Lens

The Music's Gonna Get You Through

by Gabrielle Mullem

A look at a creative and music jazz camp in New Orleans for blind and visually-impaired teenagers run by master musician Henry Butler.

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On a Roll: Disability and the American Dream

by Joanne Caputo

The founder of On a Roll talk radio, Greg Smith travels the globe in his power wheelchair, but finds his own nation's capital inaccessible — a minor challenge compared to living independently and having safe intimate relationships.

Independent Lens, True Stories

Ram Dass  Fierce Grace

by Mickey Lemie

Building on his past as a Harvard professor, LSD pioneer and spiritual leader, Ram Dass works to transform his recent experience as a stroke survivor into words of wisdom for baby boomers facing aging, death, and dying.

Independent Lens

Refrigerator Mothers

by David E. Simpson, J.J. Hanley, and Gordon Quinn

A look at the fallout from the American medical establishment's incorrect assessment in the 1950s that autism was the result of poor mothering, leaving a generation of women who were branded emotionally frigid, or "refrigerator mothers," with permanent scars.

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Reserved to Fight

by Chantelle Squires, Manju Varghese, Coby Cox, and Sterling Van Wagenen

In the first three years since returning home from active duty, four U.S. Marines fight the internal battle of reintegration.

Right Here, Right Now

by Ellen Schneider

A series of first-person video diaries.

Today's Man

by Lizzie Gottlieb

Nicky Gottlieb was a child of extraordinary talents and odd behavior. At age 21, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism. Today’s Man follows Nicky over the course of six years as he struggles to leave the safety of his family’s home and find his own place in the world.

Independent Lens

Twisted

by Laurel Chiten

Twisted reveals the agonies and challenges of dystonia, a neurological disorder that forces muscles into abnormal — often painful — movements or postures.

Independent Lens

When Billy Broke His Head ... And Other Tales of Wonder

by Billy Golfus and David E. Simpson

A no-apologies look at the true and unfiltered experiences of Americans with disabilities.

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