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Moscow: A Nightmare of Inaccessibility for the Disabled

Lives Worth Living filmmakers Eric Neudel and Alison Gilkey recently returned from presenting their film in Moscow at Breaking Down Barriers, an international disability film festival. The festival is a celebration of diversity, showcasing films from across the globe that promote a positive message about disability. We sat down with Gilkey to learn more about … READ MORE

Diversity in TV: Lives Worth Living Screening, Panel at the Home of Emmys

Earlier this season we aired the documentary Lives Worth Living about one of the most significant and least recognized civil rights movements in American history: the struggle for access and equality for the disabled. Tomorrow that film will be screened at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, followed by a live webcast panel discussion. … READ MORE

For Once in My Life Director Finds Inspiration at Band Practice

Filmmaker Jim Bigham sat down with Independent Lens to talk about making For Once in My Life, and how his subjects inspired him to make a film about people with mental and physical challenges that wasn’t condescending but rather expansively joyful. For Once in My Life premieres tonight at 10 PM on PBS (check local … READ MORE