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The Key of G

by Robert Arnold and Lindsay Sablosky

A developmentally disabled man and his friends attempt to redefine their roles as caregivers and client at the heart of an urban community alive with music, art and creativity.

Kiss My Wheels

by Miguel Grunstein and Dale Kruzic

A diverse and colorful group of adolescents with physical disabilities emerges -- luminous -- into the magic of national wheelchair basketball competition. Here they are not different.

True Stories

LISTENING AT THE LUNCHEONETTE

by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner

In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.

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.

Independent Lens

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Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita

by Maria Finitzo

Mapping Stem Cell Research brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science, and the courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.

Independent Lens

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.

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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