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Title The Gillian Film
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file)
Summary The Gillian Film is a moving portrait of an exceptional young woman who works at a local veterinary clinic, rides horses, takes dance classes, and is developmentally disabled. The film shares the difficulties and joys of both raising and being a person whose abilities are in constant and productive tension with her distinctive thought styles and cognitive capacities. Ultimately, however, through an examination of one life defined a different, The Gillian Film explores how we might transform our understanding of the meaning and worth of people with developmental disabilities. " The Gillian Film is a bold and courageous documentary: a personal and family narrative, a coming-of-age film, and a materialization of pressing themes in contemporary disability studies." - Barry Saunders, MD, PhD. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Analysis Documentaries
Mental Health
Notes Title from title frames
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Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 2005
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Hershfield, Joanne, 1950- filmmaker
Kanopy (Firm)