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Able to Laugh
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directed by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993; produced by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1993), 27 mins
Enter the world of disability as interpreted by six professional comics -- who happen to be disabled. This video is about the awkward ways disabled and able-bodied people sometimes relate to each other, and about how humor can remove the barriers of fear, guilt, vulnerability and misunderstanding. An unusually eff...
directed by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993; produced by Michael J. Dougan, fl. 1993 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1993), 27 mins
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The Angry Heart
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directed by Jay Fedigan; produced by Jay Fedigan (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2001), 57 mins
African-Americans die from heart disease at disproportionately higher rates than white Americans, yet many in this community are painfully unaware of the scope of the problem. The Angry Heart spotlights this modern epidemic through the story of 45-year-old Keith Hartgrove, who has already experienced two heart att...
directed by Jay Fedigan; produced by Jay Fedigan (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2001), 57 mins
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Autism: A World Apart
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directed by Dan Kalmanson; produced by Karen Cunninghame (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1988), 29 mins
Autism's cause is unknown. There is no cure, and it strikes each victim differently. In this candid documentary, three families show us what the textbooks and studies cannot: what it's like to live with autism day after day, to love and raise children who may be withdrawn, violent, and unable to make connections w...
directed by Dan Kalmanson; produced by Karen Cunninghame (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1988), 29 mins
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Awakening from Sorrow: Buenos Aires 1997
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directed by Karina Epperlein, fl. 1984 and John Knoop, 1940-2017; produced by John Knoop, 1940-2017 and Karina Epperlein, fl. 1984 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2009), 40 mins
AWAKENING FROM SORROW is about a crucial moment in history when the grief of young Argentines -- whose parents disappeared and were tortured and killed during the 'Dirty War' (Argentina's dictatorship organized mass killings of civilian dissidents during the 1970s until 1983) erupts into public action, and becomes...
directed by Karina Epperlein, fl. 1984 and John Knoop, 1940-2017; produced by John Knoop, 1940-2017 and Karina Epperlein, fl. 1984 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2009), 40 mins
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Bisexual Virgins
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directed by Leona Gilbert, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Babin, fl. 2000; produced by Suzanne Babin, fl. 2000 and Leona Gilbert, fl. 2008 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2008), 49 mins
BISEXUAL VIRGINS follows two small town young women, Tina and Samantha, who are unsure about their sexual identity but want to explore the possibility that they may be bisexual. "Bi-curious" might be a more accurate description of their state of mind at the start of this provocative film, which follows them as the...
directed by Leona Gilbert, fl. 2008 and Suzanne Babin, fl. 2000; produced by Suzanne Babin, fl. 2000 and Leona Gilbert, fl. 2008 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2008), 49 mins
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Breathe Easy
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directed by Keith Parish, fl. 2010; produced by Keith Parish, fl. 2010 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 9 mins
When 78-year-old Lois Perelman's emphysema (a form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD) became severe, she was devastated at the thought that she would have to carry an oxygen tank around for the rest of her life. It was hard to accept the reality that her body was aging and she needed support to brea...
directed by Keith Parish, fl. 2010; produced by Keith Parish, fl. 2010 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 9 mins
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Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien
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directed by Jessica Yu, 1966-; produced by Jessica Yu, 1966- (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1996), 35 mins
According to Mark O'Brien, "The two mythologies about disabled people break down to one: we can't do anything, or two: we can do everything. But the truth is, we're just human." O'Brien was a frequently published journalist and poet, and a contributor to National Public Radio. He contracted polio in childhood and,...
directed by Jessica Yu, 1966-; produced by Jessica Yu, 1966- (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1996), 35 mins
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Bundle of Blues
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directed by Serena Down (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2005), 14 mins
Women who experience postpartum mood disorders can feel that they are all alone, but postpartum depression actually may affect as many as one in five new mothers. Janice first experienced extreme anxiety attacks about three months after her delivery. "I felt like a freight train came through the house and knocked...
directed by Serena Down (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2005), 14 mins
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Caring at the End of Life
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directed by Ben Achtenberg, fl. 1987; produced by Christine Mitchell, fl. 1987 and Ben Achtenberg, fl. 1987 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2002), 1 hour 15 mins
Caring at the End of Life looks at key issues faced by patients and those who care for them, including when to use or withdraw life-sustaining treatment, effective pain management, and the impact of culture and religion on care decisions. Stanley combines sequences from the longer film to focus on the case of a co...
directed by Ben Achtenberg, fl. 1987; produced by Christine Mitchell, fl. 1987 and Ben Achtenberg, fl. 1987 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2002), 1 hour 15 mins
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A Chance to Grow
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directed by Claire Marie Panke; produced by Claire Marie Panke (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2000), 53 mins
In this remarkable documentary, an experienced nurse gives viewers a special perspective on what infants, parents and staff go through in the newborn intensive care unit, or NICU. Within this unique world, critically ill and premature infants receive a level of high-tech care never before possible. But often lost...
directed by Claire Marie Panke; produced by Claire Marie Panke (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2000), 53 mins
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