A New Kind of Listening
Disability Rights and the Power of Inclusive Arts

A New Kind of Listening - Disability Rights and the Power of Inclusive Arts
Show More

Comments (1)

Anonymous picture
Kenny

When I began shooting A NEW KIND OF LISTENING in 2005, I realized that I was witness to a very special theater arts project. Through this project, I was introduced to a creative vision grounded in a core belief that the arts has a role to play in disability rights work. I made the film to ...Read more

Related videos

Generation A - Portraits of Autism and the Arts
This fim is a powerful depiction of the daily challenges faced by young people on the autism spectrum, and what creative therapies and art programs are available to stimulate the brain and help young people on the autism spectrum reach their highest potential. Through eight compelling portraits, GENERATION A celebrates…
Portraits of Emotion - The Story of an Autistic Savant
A documentary film that follows over the course of four years the life of 14-year-old Jonathan Lerman, an artistic prodigy who is diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects learning, communication and social interaction. While capable of drawing astonishing portraits that capture the nuances of human emotion, Jonathan…
ARTS: Possibilities, Disabilities & The Arts
Painting, drawing, writing, music, drama and other forms of arts are expressed beautifully by and through individuals with disabilities in Keri Bower's new film, ARTS. -- Sharing the power of the arts used to improve social, emotional, cognitive, expressive, and life skills in individuals with challenges is at the heart…
Normal People Scare Me
Released in 2006, Normal People Scare Me has made its way around the world on a mother and son speaking and screening tour. The film was conceived by Taylor Cross -- an aspiring filmmaker with autism -- when he was 15. Co-created by Taylor and his mother, disabilities advocate and…
Down Syndrome
YOU CAN'T ASK THAT asks people with Down syndrome the awkward, inappropriate or uncomfortable questions you've always wanted to know the answers to, but never had the guts to ask.
Normal People Scare Me Too - Exploring the Stigma Behind Autism
A decade after the award-winning film about autism, Normal People Scare Me, Taylor Cross is at it again in this sequel documentary wherein he interviews former and new cast members and family about attitudes and first-person perspectives/experiences in autism today. In the NORMAL PEOPLE SCARE ME TOO, Taylor asks such…
Her Name is Sabine
An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine's growth and many talents were crushed by improper diagnosis and an inadequate care…
A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism
Narrated by Oscar winner Kate Winslet and directed by Oscar nominee Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, this inspiring film follows one woman's quest to unlock her autistic son's mind. Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst…
Including Samuel - Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib's award-winning documentary film, INCLUDING SAMUEL, chronicles the Habib family's efforts to include Samuel in every…
Spectrum - A Story of the Mind - The Rich Sensory Experience of Autism
Take a journey into the rich sensory experience of autism. Imagine a world where words taste and thoughts feel, where sounds swell with color and leaves on trees change tones visible to the naked eye, and where eye contact with another can cause physical pain. SPECTRUM explores autism through the…
Worlds Apart: Together in Adversity
This documentary follows the lives of two children living with disability; one is an Australian and the other lives in a remote village in Thailand. Their stories reveal the unique and similar faced challenges by each family in two very different settings. Joshua Joshua is nine. He has many disabilities,…
How Difficult Can This Be? F.A.T. City - A Learning Disabilities Workshop
PBS
This unique program lets viewers experience the frustration, anxiety, and tension faced by children with learning disabilities. Workshop facilitator Richard Lavoie presents a series of striking simulations emulating daily experience of LD children. Teachers, social workers, and parents, workshop participants, reflect upon how the workshop changed their approach to LD…