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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

Mimi and Dona

by Sophie Sartain

A 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for Dona, a daughter who has an intellectual disability, faces the inevitable and has to find her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary tells the story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo.

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.

Tocando la Luz (Touch the Light)

by Jennifer Redfearn

Tocando la Luz weaves three stories – all set in the blind community of Havana, Cuba – into a tale of personal independence.

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