Now Showing @ ALA Film Program
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA
Meeting Type: Now Showing @ ALA Film Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Defiant Lives” tells the powerful story of disability activists fighting against entrenched attitudes towards disability and highlights the ongoing struggle for recognition of rights that able-bodied people often take for granted. Featuring interviews and rarely seen archival footage, the film reveals how these activists fought to live outside of institutions, challenged the stigmas and negative image of disability portrayed by the media, demanded access to public transportation, and battled to reframe disability rights as a social responsibility relevant to us all.