Popcorn-Eating Day

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30 min

A discussion about two films by people with disabilities.

“When I am Not Alone” is an award-winning movie about the trials and triumphs of Sam Durbin, a transgendered man.  Sam lives with a developmental disability, a seizure disorder, traumatic brain injury and mental illness.

He is a public speaker on behalf of a disability center and the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me.  We preview this remarkable film about a remarkable guy, produced by up-and-coming director Rhianon Gutierrez.  Gutierrez, herself, lives with severe to profound hearing loss.

In addition, we’ll hear about Joe Stutts, a guy who worked a shovel in a coal mine and wanted to drive the heavy equipment.   He only had one problem.  He couldn’t read.

The struggle Joe Stutts waged to improve his own life has opened the doors for tens of thousands of people with dyslexia.  Learn more as we listen to excerpts from the film “Headstrong”.

This program is part of KPFA’s Spring Fund Drive and we’ll be asking you to contribute as much as you can to help keep KPFA– and Pushing Limits– moving forward.  (800) 439-5732  or (510) 848-5732   Talk to the phone volunteers about receiving your own copies of these two films as a thank you gift.

Raphaella Bennin and Adrienne Lauby host.


Headstrong  http://www.headstrongnation.org/

When I Am Not Alone  http://www.whenimnotalonefilm.com/

Air Date:  May 6, 2011

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