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Freedom Machines: Discussion Guide

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Freedom Machines

Premiere Date: September 14, 2004

Encore Broadcast Date: Sept. 9, 2008

Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Jamie Stoble and Janet Cole Bio | Interview | Statement


Jamie Stoble and Janet Cole
Jamie Stoble and Janet Cole

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


Film Update

Critical Acclaim

The most inspiring documentary tonight comes on P.O.V., in which remarkable young people with disabilities show how much further they are aided with innovative technology.”

— Roger Catlin
Hartford Courant (2004)

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