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Deaf Jam

by Judy Lieff

Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.

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Deej

by Robert Rooy and DJ Savarese

Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics.

Front Wards, Back Wards

by William C. Rogers

Fernald State School, America’s first institution for individuals with developmental disabilities, was founded in Massachusetts in 1848 and still operates today. It stands as a powerful case study of an endeavor in which the best of intentions go awry.

Lives Worth Living

by Eric Neudel

Lives Worth Living follows one man's struggle to survive after a spinal cord injury and his role in the earliest days of the Disability Rights Movement.

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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.

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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.

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When I Walk

by Jason DaSilva and AXS Lab Inc.

When 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he didn't wallow in gloom. He picked up a camera and set out to inspire people.

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