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Last American Freak Show, The
Political correctness be damned! A motley crew of performers with disabilities,
turn the American Freak Show on its head, as they travel the country exposing
bigotry, bucking expectations, and challenging preconceptions at every step.
acceptance, inclusion, community impact, travel, comedy, satire,
Lefty and Loosey
Dir. Zico Abrar
Private Investigators Lefty and Loosey uncover a diabolical plot and must save the world.
Albert loves life, and he won't let anything get in his way, least of all his wheelchair. He's
only 19, but he's already traveled to dozens of countries. He's made a sport of leaving
with only 20 euros in his pocket and putting his faith in the innate goodness of people he
meets along the way. And he has plenty of other tricks up his sleeve to get into places
free of charge if he needs to. This time, his destination is as far away as possible from
his home in Barcelona: a lighthouse in New Zealand. For the first time, he will not be
alone, because his girlfriend Anna will be joining him. It's impossible to hitchhike with a
camera team in your wake, so they decide to film their adventures themselves. They
experience plenty of amazing stuff, but sometimes things get tough, especially for Anna,
who can't always keep up with Albert. They have agreed that the filmmakers will join
them in New Zealand for the last part of their trip. Through interviews with his
grandmother, stepmother and father, we discover that this irrepressibly optimistic young
man had a pretty tough time as a boy. He and his father have dealt with his problem in a
remarkable way. With animations in the background, Anna's parents and various
members of Albert's family explain why they let them go on this journey.
travel, adventure, wheelchair, physical disability, romance, comedy, drama, inspirational, family, accessibility
Login 2 Life
Elaborate digital platforms like Second Life and World of Warcraft offer novel opportunities for friendship, sex, employment, and aesthetic experience in virtual communities populated by cartoon-like avatars. Centered around people who have found communities online, Login 2 Life profiles people deeply immersed in virtual worlds, including individuals who are homebound because of their disabilities, and attempts to understand what these individuals get from their virtual lives.
friendship, romance, sexuality, employment, understanding, acceptance
Lost and Sound
1 in 7 of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime. So what would happen
to the music you love, if your hearing was lost? Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after
the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and
fascinating documentary that follows music critic Nick Coleman, dancer Emily Thornton
and pianist Holly Loach over 2 years, as they journey deep into sound and silence to rediscover music after deafness. The film weaves its way through a startling world of
altered sound. It combines intimate filming with original animation, a rich musical
soundtrack (often manipulated to reveal what deafness actually sounds like), and new
insights from the world's top neuroscientists, to tell the story of the great human love
affair with music.
Featuring: New York Times bestseller Dr David Eagleman, composer Professor Nigel
Osborne, Dr Katie Overy, Professor David Huron, Dr Robert Zatorre and science writer
music, dance, deaf/hearing impaired