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A Child Unlike Any Other
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directed by Anna Barczewska, fl. 2005; produced by Claudette Jaiko, fl. 2005, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 11 mins
In this short documentary about autism, director Anna Barczewska examines the complex challenge of raising autistic children. Through the voice of Jan's devoted mother and the comments of specialists, the film offers an introduction to this neurological disorder that reduces one's ability to communicate with the o...
directed by Anna Barczewska, fl. 2005; produced by Claudette Jaiko, fl. 2005, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2005), 11 mins
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Fragments of Genius
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directed by Emma Walker, fl. 1996-1998; produced by Emma Walker, fl. 1996-1998, British Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Health Channel (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2000), 49 mins
Dane and Richard's artistic abilities are astounding. They are acknowledged artistic geniuses, yet both have IQs of less than 60, difficulty communicating and can barely function in the outside world. They are known as Savants - people in whom a spectacular island of genius exists in an otherwise damaged brain. Th...
directed by Emma Walker, fl. 1996-1998; produced by Emma Walker, fl. 1996-1998, British Broadcasting Corporation and Discovery Health Channel (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2000), 49 mins
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Sound and Fury: The Communication Wars of the Deaf
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directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 mins
Sound and Fury takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. Some family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their language and way of l...
directed by Josh Aronson; produced by Roger Weisberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 32 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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Q.E.D., John's Not Mad
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produced by Valerie Kaye, Uden Associates, in Q.E.D. (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1989), 29 mins
This video contains profanity.
A moving portrait of 16-year-old John Davidson, who suffers from nervous disorder Tourette's Syndrome, which causes offensive outbreaks of hyperactivity and profanities.
produced by Valerie Kaye, Uden Associates, in Q.E.D. (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1989), 29 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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