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Acting Blind
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(Fanlight Productions, 2006), 52 mins

Acting Blind takes audiences behind the scenes as a company of non-professional actors rehearse Dancing to Beethoven, a play about blind characters negotiating their way through the emotional and physical maze of life without sight. Most of the performers have no problem imagining themselves in these roles they a...

(Fanlight Productions, 2006), 52 mins
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Dreams and Dilemmas
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(Fanlight Productions, 1998), 58 mins

Advances in neonatal medicine have dramatically improved the survival chances of premature infants, yet survival can come at a high cost. Many such infants experience severe and often life-threatening health problems, and their parents and caregivers may confront enormously difficult and troubling decisions.

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(Fanlight Productions, 1998), 58 mins
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Edges of Perception
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produced by Eric Kutner, fl. 2004 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 14 mins
Eleven-year-old Jessica Perk thinks she might be a photographer, a gymnast, a soccer player - or maybe the first girl president of the United States. "We'll just have to wait and see," she says. But seeing is a problem for Jessica, who has Stargardt's, an inherited eye disease. It's estimated that over 25,000 Amer...
produced by Eric Kutner, fl. 2004 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 14 mins
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Front Wards, Back Wards
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directed by William C. Rogers; produced by William C. Rogers (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2006), 1 hour 21 mins
Created in 1848 to train people to function in their communities, Femald State School was redefined as an "asylum" in 1890, warehousing residents for the rest of their lives. They were called idiots, simpletons and fools, and for 160 years America's first institution for people who were then labeled mentally retar...
directed by William C. Rogers; produced by William C. Rogers (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2006), 1 hour 21 mins
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The Healing Arts
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directed by Benjamin Mayer; produced by Benjamin Mayer (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 55 mins
THE HEALING ARTS: New Pathways to Health and Community is a regional partnership program that uses the arts as an innovative treatment method for patients living with chronic disabling diseases. Artists-in-residence and intergenerational programs integrate technology, music, theater, dance, filmmaking, ceramics, p...
directed by Benjamin Mayer; produced by Benjamin Mayer (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2007), 55 mins
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In Our Midst
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directed by Richard Kahn, fl. 2002; produced by Richard Kahn, fl. 2002 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2002), 56 mins
Each year, the lives of thousands of premature newborns are saved by neonatal intensive care. The press and broadcast media celebrate these 'miracle babies.' But what is life like for the children, who often leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with multiple medical problems and developmental challenges?...
directed by Richard Kahn, fl. 2002; produced by Richard Kahn, fl. 2002 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2002), 56 mins
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Learning to Hear
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directed by Lori Kuffner; produced by Lori Kuffner (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2003), 44 mins
Though controversial, cochlear implant surgery has become widely accepted, not only for children and teens, but adults as well. This moving documentary explores the lives of two deaf women before and after the life-changing operation that enables them to recover their hearing. 44-year-old Janice has spent most of...
directed by Lori Kuffner; produced by Lori Kuffner (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2003), 44 mins
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More Than Horseplay
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directed by Veronica Sive, fl. 1989 and Sarah Barton, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2008), 27 mins
Narrated by Sigrid Thornton. This unusual film explores the intersection of therapy and social science research, while offering a joyous look at the experiences of three children with cerebral palsy as they grow in self-confidence and physical capability through participation in "hippotherapy," an increasingly pop...
directed by Veronica Sive, fl. 1989 and Sarah Barton, fl. 1994 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2008), 27 mins
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Phoenix Dance
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(Fanlight Productions, 2007), 22 mins

A heroic journey of transformation and healing, Phoenix Dance challenges our expectations of what it means to be 'disabled.' In March, 2001, renowned dancer Homer Avila discovered that the pain in his hip was cancer. A month later, his right leg and most of his hip were amputated.

Through interviews, studio rehe...

(Fanlight Productions, 2007), 22 mins
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Rare
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(Fanlight Productions, 2014), 56 mins

RARE follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease.

When Donna Appell learned that her infant daughter Ashley had an extremely rare genetic disease that would kill her in thirty years, she set out to track down every person in the world with Herm...

(Fanlight Productions, 2014), 56 mins
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