Category Archives: Film

Disability Goes To The Movies

Friday, March 15, 2:30 pm, KPFA radio Is disability as portrayed in American popular cinema slowly transforming itself? Are filmmakers getting away from the good old days when a person with a disability was often viewed as a friendly, intellectually-challenged … Continue reading

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Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body. Fixed: The Science/ Fiction of Human Enhancement takes a close look … Continue reading

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Sins Invalid – The Movie

Friday, August 1, 2- 3 pm PST on KPFA. A program busting though assumptions and stereotypes about sexuality and disability.  Our guests, the performance group Sins Invalid, make “an unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility.”  They are … Continue reading

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The Great British Paraorchestra & Genghis Blues

Listen 58 min The British Paraorchestra is the world’s first professional ensemble for disabled musicians.  Founded in 2012, this 26 piece orchestra aspires to the highest quality while accommodating the needs of its eclectic musicians. Britain’s Channel 4 made a … Continue reading

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Moving Over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap

  Listen 59 minutes It began in living rooms and grew to the international stage.  The Disability Arts Movement came out of the disability movement of the 70s and 80s with brilliance and fire. We revisit the origins, remember important … Continue reading

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“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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“Crooked Beauty”

Listen through KPFA’s Archives: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/69940 Excerpts of personal narrative by Jacks McNamara from the documentary, “Crooked Beauty”; a poetic chronicle of her transformative journey from psych ward patient to pioneering mental health advocacy. The film supports McNamara’s voice with an evocative, original music … Continue reading

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Popcorn-Eating Day

Listen through the KPFA Archives: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/69572 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 … Continue reading

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Revising the ADA

Want to tell the government how they should improve the ADA? This Monday, January 10, the Department of Justice will be holding one of three national public hearings in San Francisco to get feedback on proposed revisions of the ADA. Pushing Limits is taking … Continue reading

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Biking While Blind

Listen After countless broken bones, a double organ transplant and sight loss, Bobby McMullen doesn’t just ride his bike; this daredevil is a human cliffhanger. He joins Pushing Limits hosts, Raphaella Bennin and Leah Gardner to talk about his life … Continue reading

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