Lives Worth Living

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  • About the Film

    A black-and-white photograph of two women in wheelchairs occupying the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare building during a protest in San Francisco in 1977.

    Fred Fay turned the misfortune of his spinal cord injury into a passion to help launch the Disability Rights Movement.

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  • An Interactive Timeline of the Disability Rights Movement

    A black and white photo of the Independent Living Movement activist Ed Roberts with his son Lee in the early 1980s.

    Since before the Civil War, the fight for equal access and opportunity for the disabled in this country has been fought by people who demanded to be treated as full and dignified human beings and citizens.

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  • Lives Worth Living Director Eric Neudel: Many Voices, One Purpose

    Eric Neudel

    Director Eric Neudel learned in 2007 that Fred Fay had fallen ill. Although Fay recovered that time, Neudel realized that time was short for many of the leaders of America’s disability rights movement. So he set out to put their stories to film as an oral history of one of the great social justice movements in American history — as told by those who lived and led it.

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  • Talkback

    A black and white photo of two psychiatric patient protestors during a protest in 1976. One protest sign behind them reads Mad Women Fight Back, while another reads Bet Your Ass We’re Paranoid.

    Do you believe disabled Americans are sufficiently accommodated in the United States, or does discrimination and lack of access still impair their ability to fully participate?

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