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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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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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Beyond the Borderline
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written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
This documentary revisits five women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. We met them last six years ago in an earlier film (Borderline Syndrome: A Personality Disorder of Our Time) about this controversial diagnosis. While the first film concentrated on clinical issues, this new production allows us to...
written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Blind Spot
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directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
Vanessa enjoyed a loving, secure family life until the age of twelve when her sixteen-year-old sister began having schizophrenic episodes. From that moment on, life in the family was fraught with concern and anxiety for the mysterious, unpredictable and frightening behavior of her adored sibling. In Blind Spot, Va...
directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
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Brain Gain
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produced by Marijka Hurko, fl. 2010, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 24 mins
Brain Gain transports viewers to an inner city high school in Saskatchewan where disciplinary and learning problems are rampant among students. More than half of the school's eighth and ninth grade students have a diagnosis of ADHD and many cannot read above a fourth grade level. When teacher Allison Cameron disco...
produced by Marijka Hurko, fl. 2010, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 24 mins
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The Child That You Do Have
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written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
The origins of autism has puzzled scientists, just as the disorder itself has frustrated parents. This revealing documentary takes us to the Listening Centre in Toronto, where therapist Paul Madaule has made remarkable strides in helping children and parents cope with the disorder. He seeks to moderate the warring...
written by Helga-Liz Haberfellner, fl. 1995; produced by Sightell Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 50 mins
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Close Harmony
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directed by Nigel Noble; produced by Nigel Noble (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
This Academy Award winning film is finally available on video for classroom use. A delightfully warm documentary, Close Harmony is about a senior citizens' chorus and an elementary school chorus who join for a combined concert. When the music teacher who works with both groups discovers that the senior citizens be...
directed by Nigel Noble; produced by Nigel Noble (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 30 mins
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Deception: Munchausen's Disorder
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produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
People afflicted with Munchausen's disorder invent illnesses in order to be admitted to a hospital. They repeatedly turn up in emergency rooms, claiming to be in acute distress and falsifying their medical histories. So convincing is their deception that they may even be operated on needlessly. This powerful docum...
produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
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A House Divided: Elderly Abuse
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directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
Through four portraits, A House Divided sheds light on the hidden tragedy of elder abuse. The abuse itself takes many forms, ranging from willful neglect to financial exploitation to physical attack. The families depicted come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. We see one loving niece who is pushed t...
directed by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995; produced by Lyn Wright, fl. 1985-1995, National Film Board of Canada (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 37 mins
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In Search of Sleep
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directed by Josh Freed and Eric Siblin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 52 mins
According to surveys, over a third of North Americans and Europeans suffer from sleep problems. Modern society is plagued by the sleep-deprived, who cause thousands of auto accidents and other disasters, not to mention marital discord. Josh Freed, the insomniac-filmmaker, hasn't slept like a baby since he was one....
directed by Josh Freed and Eric Siblin (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 52 mins
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