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After a Suicide
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written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
When the filmmaker's mother committed suicide two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, she felt tremendous guilt and shame about the suicide. It was years before she could say out loud "My mother killed herself." She lived her life as if nothing had happened. But when she tried to commit suicide herself, she real...
written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
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Aging in Soviet Georgia: A Toast to Sweet Old Age
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produced by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 5 mins
An in-depth look at the culture and experience of normal aging in the area of the world often called an "epicenter of longevity." The Georgian elderly enjoy a high status and productive involvement in their communities and families. They are valued for the experience and wisdom. This documentary is followed by a d...
produced by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1988), 1 hour 5 mins
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Aging Out
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written by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; directed by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth and Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 31 mins
Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for even the most mature and privileged youth. For three young people in New York and Los Angeles, making the transition to independent living is considerably more difficult as they "age out" of the foster care system. They suddenly discover th...
written by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; directed by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth; produced by Vanessa Roth and Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 31 mins
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And Then Came John
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produced by Scott Andrews and Stephen Olsson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 37 mins
When John McGough was born with Down syndrome, his mother, Lee, was told to place him in an institution by everyone she trusted-her doctor, her priest, her mother and her husband. She refused, and took John home. In the years that followed, John's presence in the family taught his mother, four brothers and a siste...
produced by Scott Andrews and Stephen Olsson (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 37 mins
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Angels Don't Have Headlights
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presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Mason, produced this sensitive film on bereavement. It shows four children aged three to eleven, who lost a family member through death. Skillfully interviewed by a pediatrician or a psychologist, the children reveal their fantasies, their fears and their grief. Angels Don't Have Headlights...
presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
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Angelus Plaza
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written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
The three vibrant people profiled in this film will challenge anyone's preconceptions of old age. They all live independently in Angelus Plaza, a retirement home in downtown Los Angeles. They display a sense of humor, vitality, and interest in life despite the usual physical complaints of old age. Billie, an Afric...
written by Miriam Kim; directed by Miriam Kim (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 28 mins
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Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding
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produced by Pat Softly, fl. 2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 14 mins
What if your ability to speak or understand speech was taken away with no warning and you struggled to find words that just won't come? This is what happens to people with aphasia, which occurs when the language centers of the brain are damaged by stroke or brain injury. While it affects more than one million Amer...
produced by Pat Softly, fl. 2009, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 14 mins
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Autism: A Strange, Silent World
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written by Dave Heather; produced by Poseidon Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 5 mins
This sensitive film takes a comprehensive view of autism by focusing on three children of different ages, with very different behavior patterns. It also introduces us to a remarkable group of parents, teachers and therapists who strive to maximize the potential of these children. Debbie, a beautiful four-year-old,...
written by Dave Heather; produced by Poseidon Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 1 hour 5 mins
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Back Wards to Back Streets
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directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
When the Supreme Court decreed that mental patients able to live safely in freedom could not be kept in institutions against their will, it was hailed as a humane step forward. They were to return to their communities and receive supportive care. But that support never came through. The patients ended up in back s...
directed by Roger Weisberg; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1987), 1 hour 5 mins
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The Ball
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written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
This charming film takes us into the world of students with special needs as they prepare for their school's debutante ball. Most highschoolers take their prom for granted but these young people have the challenge of overcoming disability in order to make a glamorous presentation that night. The pupils at the Ash...
written by Jessica Leski; directed by Jessica Leski; produced by Laura Waters, Yael Bergman and Jessica Leski (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 53 mins
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