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Ariel
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directed by Laura Bari, fl. 2013; produced by Laura Bari, fl. 2013 and Sarah Spring, fl. 2013, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 1 hour 35 mins
This feature documentary profiles the psychological and physical journeys of Ariel, an Argentinian man whose legs were shredded by an industrial dough mixer when he was just 33 years old. After the accident, Ariel began to rediscover the meaning of freedom: to rebuild his broken identity, keep his family together...
directed by Laura Bari, fl. 2013; produced by Laura Bari, fl. 2013 and Sarah Spring, fl. 2013, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2013), 1 hour 35 mins
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Alphée of the Stars
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directed by Hugo Latulippe, 1973-; produced by Hugo Latulippe, 1973-, Éric de Gheldere, fl. 2012 and Colette Loumède, fl. 1998-2016, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2012), 1 hour 23 mins
Alphee has a rare genetic disorder that hampers her development. Yet she continues to defy medical expectations. In a moving declaration of love for his daughter, filmmaker Hugo Latulippe and his family steal away for a year, focusing on his daughter's learning, so that she can integrate into a regular classroom w...
directed by Hugo Latulippe, 1973-; produced by Hugo Latulippe, 1973-, Éric de Gheldere, fl. 2012 and Colette Loumède, fl. 1998-2016, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2012), 1 hour 23 mins
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How Does It Feel
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directed by Lawrence Jackman, fl. 2000-2015; produced by Annette Clarke, fl. 2002-2016, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2011), 35 mins
This short documentary is a meditation on performance, self-expression, (dis)ability, and the power of art. At age 58, Kazumi has decided to use his singing voice to channel his cerebral palsy (CP). As Kazumi draws from his exuberant, poignant and painful experiences, performer and teacher Fides Krucker guides him...
directed by Lawrence Jackman, fl. 2000-2015; produced by Annette Clarke, fl. 2002-2016, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2011), 35 mins
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Inseparable
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directed by Daniel Léger, fl. 2011; produced by Murielle Rioux-Poirier, fl. 2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2011), 52 mins
In their small country home in New Brunswick, Jean-Paul and Anne, who suffer respectively from physical and intellectual impairments, share an unwavering love for each other. Declarations of love, little gifts, jokes and affectionate nicknames highlight their deeply moving relationship, a relationship that transce...
directed by Daniel Léger, fl. 2011; produced by Murielle Rioux-Poirier, fl. 2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2011), 52 mins
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They Had Thirteen Children...
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directed by Anika Lirette, fl. 2009; produced by Murielle Rioux-Poirier, fl. 2009 and Maryse Chapdelaine, fl. 1998-2014, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2009), 26 mins
In this short documentary, filmmaker Anika Lirette retraces the unusual life of her Acadian grandparents, who had 13 children. Of the 13, eight had intellectual and physical disabilities - all caused by phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder now known to be easily managed through diet. Through first-person accounts a...
directed by Anika Lirette, fl. 2009; produced by Murielle Rioux-Poirier, fl. 2009 and Maryse Chapdelaine, fl. 1998-2014, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2009), 26 mins
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Shameless : The Art Of Disability
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directed by Bonnie Sherr Klein, 1941-; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 1 hour 12 mins
Art, activism and disability are the starting point for what unfolds as a funny and intimate portrait of 5 individuals. Director Bonnie Sherr Klein (Not a Love Story and Speaking Our Peace) has been a pioneer of women’s cinema. SHAMELESS: The ART of Disability marks Klein's return to a career interrupted by a ca...
directed by Bonnie Sherr Klein, 1941-; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 1 hour 12 mins
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These Forgotten Voices
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directed by Blaise Barrette, fl. 2008; produced by Patricia Bergeron, fl. 2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 44 mins
Here's a concert with a difference: The fifteen singers all have mental health problems. Yet they've recorded a CD and have performed on stage in front of 500 people. Filmmaker Blaise Barrette spent a year with them, filming their confidence-building adventure. From the difficult first singing lessons to the highl...
directed by Blaise Barrette, fl. 2008; produced by Patricia Bergeron, fl. 2009, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2008), 44 mins
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Between the Laughter
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directed by Barbara K. Lee, fl. 2006; produced by Selwyn Jacob, fl. 1989, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 43 mins
This feature-length documentary looks at Stephen O'Keefe, a deaf, stand-up comedian. Faced with the usual challenges that life presents - marriage, children, and career - Stephen works extra hard just to be able to hear (with the aid of a cochlear implant) and communicate with those around him. While many hearing-...
directed by Barbara K. Lee, fl. 2006; produced by Selwyn Jacob, fl. 1989, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 43 mins
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Citizen Sam
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directed by Joe Moulin, fl. 2006; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 1 hour 4 mins
This feature documentary is a portrait of Sam Sullivan, a quadriplegic city councillor running for Vancouver mayor. Blending the rough and tumble of the campaign with intimate moments from Sullivan's daily life, the film is an unflinching portrait of the one-of-a-kind politician.
directed by Joe Moulin, fl. 2006; produced by Tracey Friesen, fl. 2003, National Film Board of Canada (Montréal, QC: National Film Board of Canada, 2006), 1 hour 4 mins
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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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