Category Archives: Movie

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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SuperFest – Amputees, Audio Description

Listen (28 min) Today we talk movies with Ross Turnbull the creator and director of Terminal Device, a feature film inquiring into the way “hooks” are represented in movies. As a life-long amputee who uses a prosthetic hook, Ross Turnbull … Continue reading

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Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Listen, 59 min We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him.   It all went down in the California … Continue reading

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Parinda Wanitwat: Living with Food Addiction

Listen 29 min We all know what someone who lives with an eating disorder looks like:  Young, white and skinny!  Right?  But, as KPFA’s host physicist, Michio Kaku, says so often, “Hold on just a minute.”  In actuality, research says … 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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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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The Empowered FeFes

Starting early for an expanded hour from 2-3 pm PST, 94.1 fm, KPFA. Three award-winning films made by young disabled women in Chicago.  FeFe is a word for female, and these women live up their names by telling folks how … Continue reading

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