Movies on Monday: INterDEPENDENCE
April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
INterDEPENDENCE by JDog Productions
As if having a disability wasn’t enough in and of itself, they face a society that treats them as, in the words of one interviewee, “second class citizens”. A dozen people with disabilities from around Wisconsin share their experiences and perspectives in this documentary. Some were born with a disabling condition, others acquired it later in life. Many feel they don’t have anything to lose by “telling it like it is”, and they hope, ultimately, that revealing their personal, private lives will help the disability rights movement as a whole. Their insightful, poignant stories provide an understanding into the challenges, frustrations and successes they face as people on the margins who are living, or trying to live, in the mainstream of society.
Join us for a watch party followed by a question and answer session with the film director, Greg Jeschke, and one of the featured adults, Nicki Vander Meulen.
Co-sponsored with the Waisman Center.