Films

Inspirational & thoughtful films and Ted talks.

Following Flame
By Kristin Leffler
A 2014 College Television Award-winning documentary following members of the band Flame, a musical group comprised of people with disabilities. Watch and discover how these strong spirits grapple with society's perceptions of them and fight for success and self-expression through music. Copyright Kristin Leffler 2013
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Following Flame

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Becoming Bulletproof (trailer)
BECOMING BULLETPROOF is the story of a group of people with disabilities from across America who together take part in an ambitious indie film production. Bulletproof is a Western, complete with authentic wardrobe, saloon brawls, showdowns at the poker table, and evil villains.
Please visit their website to find out where you can see this Award winning film.
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Disabling Segregation:
By Dan Habib at TEDAmoskeagMillyard
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TED TALKS:
Stella Young: I'm not your Inspiration, thank you very much.

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

Temple Grandin HBO DVD Film
This film highlights Temple Grandin's perseverance and determination while struggling with autism. It chronicles her early diagnosis, her jubilant growth and development, during a time when autism was still quite unknown. Autism gave her a vision. She gave it a voice.





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