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As You Were

by Trevin Matcek

In the near future, an injured soldier returns home with advanced prosthetics to replace an arm and leg lost in combat and must reconnect with family.


Autism In Love

by Matt Fuller

Four adults at different places on the autism spectrum open up their personal lives as they navigate romantic relationships. Eye-opening, first-person portrayals show that despite many challenges faced by those with autism, love can find a way

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Beautiful Son

by Don King and Julianne Yamamoto King

Through one family's struggle to save their child, Beautiful Son explores the complex and sometimes controversial world of autism.

Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy

by Alice Elliott

Two determined women become advocates for all people with disabilities, and begin a grand experiment in living independent lives.


by Tony Heriza and Deirdre Fishel

CARE tells the intimate stories of three overworked and underpaid home care workers — as well as one family struggling to find and pay for quality care.

D Tour

by Jim Granato

Refusing to let a failing kidney deter him, indie rock drummer Pat Spurgeon goes on tour with his band while searching for a donor and administering his own dialysis.

Independent Lens

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.

Independent Lens

The Eyes of Me

by Keith Maitland

How do you see yourself, when you can’t see at all? Follow four visually impaired teenagers in Texas as they face the usual challenges of adolescence while simultaneously learning to navigate a world designed for the sighted.

Independent Lens

Freedom Machines

by Jamie Stobie, Janet Cole, and Sharon Wood

For the 54 million Americans with disabilities, modern technology offers unprecedented possibilities in the face of conflicting social policies and lingering discrimination.

POV, True Stories

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.


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