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Is Love Enough?
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written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
Can a mentally disabled person be a good parent? A few generations ago, many retarded people were locked up in institutions and sterilized to prevent them from having children. Today, people with disabilities are demanding the same rights as everyone else. But the right to bear children remains highly controversia...
written by Tom Puchniak; directed by Tom Puchniak; produced by Alan Handel (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 1 hour 4 mins
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John's Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome
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produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
Here is a powerful documentary portrait of John, an adolescent who suffers from a severe case of Tourette Syndrome. This neurological disorder causes him to make involuntary sounds, including a constant stream of profanity. He feels these words and sounds are forced out of him, beyond his ability to exercise contr...
produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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The Last Dance: Next Steps
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produced by Freke Vujist and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 55 mins
When we first met the six young men and women from The Last Dance, they were preparing for that quintessential American rite of passage: the high school prom. They were eighteen years old, on the threshold of adulthood and this night symbolized it all - their hopes and expectations for the future. Six years later...
produced by Freke Vujist and Tana Ross, Green Room Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 55 mins
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Lens & Pens: Art in An Unexpected Place
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produced by Deborah J. Schull (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 26 mins
This inspiring film tells the story of a poetry, painting, and photography workshop and its profound impact on three people deemed by the criminal justice system ‘not guilty by reason of insanity.’ Relegated to the John Howard Pavilion—the former maximum-security wing of Washington, DC’s, historic St. Eliz...
produced by Deborah J. Schull (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 26 mins
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Leslie: A Portrait of Schizophrenia
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produced by Chiz Schultz, fl. 1962-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 34 mins
This is a portrait of a remarkable young black man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Hearing voices and hallucinating as a child, abandoned by his parents in his teens, twenty-one-year-old Leslie obeyed voices telling him to jump from a fifth floor apartment window. Leslie himself conceived and developed this...
produced by Chiz Schultz, fl. 1962-2015 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 1 hour 34 mins
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Living the Roller-Coaster
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written by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; directed by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 15 mins
Living the Roller-Coaster explores the experiences of two young women attending Stanford University who were diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Through their voices and those of family and friends, the documentary describes mania and depression as well as their common interpersonal ramifications. Among details provi...
written by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; directed by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003; produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt, fl. 2003 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 15 mins
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Man Alive, May's Miracle
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produced by Thomas Kelly, fl. 1997-2014, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Man Alive (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1982), 27 mins
The baby was blind, severely retarded and had cerebral palsy when May adopted him and patiently cared for him. At 16, he could not feed himself, stand alone or speak, yet she never gave up hope. Then the unexplained happened. One day she found him at the piano, picking out familiar tunes. It was thus that his rare...
produced by Thomas Kelly, fl. 1997-2014, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Man Alive (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1982), 27 mins
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Manic
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with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
Manic is a dramatized case study about the devastating illness known as manic depression and the chaos it can visit upon the lives of all those touched by it. Co-written by psychiatrist Dr. David Dawson, and superbly acted, the trauma of manic depression comes movingly to life. Alan, a university professor, devote...
with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
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Mom's Home
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written by Maureen Judge, 1955-; directed by Maureen Judge, 1955-; produced by Maureen Judge, 1955-, Makin' Movies Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 57 mins
MOM'S HOME A film by Maureen Judge Here is a compassionate and intimate documentary about aging mothers who live with their adult daughters. The stories realistically portray the pain of loneliness, the ailments, and the difficult financial circumstances experienced by many single, widowed and divorced women who...
written by Maureen Judge, 1955-; directed by Maureen Judge, 1955-; produced by Maureen Judge, 1955-, Makin' Movies Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 57 mins
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o.com: Cybersex Addiction
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written by Melanie Wood; directed by Melanie Wood (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 48 mins
This startling documentary reveals how the internet contributes to alienation, especially in the area of human sexuality. In North America alone, more than 8 million people pursue sex online at least 11 hours a week. The internet has actually removed touch and human contact from sex. This film profiles people who...
written by Melanie Wood; directed by Melanie Wood (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2006), 48 mins
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