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Jamie Stoble and Janet Cole

Jamie Stoble (left) and Janet Cole
Freedom Machines filmmakers

Jamie Stobie
Jamie Stobie's career spans a quarter century, 12 films and several film series for PBS. Her credits include Cadillac Desert, Jon Else's acclaimed series about water and the west based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book; Life Beyond Earth, the PBS special on astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial life with author Tim Ferris, the WGBH series Evolution, and Carl Sagan's Cosmos.

Janet Cole
Executive Producer
Janet Cole's recent credits, Promises, Paragraph 175, Heart of the Sea and Regret to Inform garnered her Oscar® and Emmy nominations, two Emmy awards and a Peabody Award. All had primetime broadcasts and extensive outreach programs. Cole has specialized in the strategic distribution of social-issue films for over 20 years and has been a consultant for PBS, CPB, the MacArthur Foundation, the Sundance Institute and many filmmakers.

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One of the complaints that I heard constantly while I was making this film was that there are so few role models for people with disabilities in the media... The people in the film really wanted to tell their stories and I just opened the door.”

— Jamie Stobie, Filmmaker

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