Defiant Lives


Cambridge Public Library Tue, Apr 2, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Sarah Barton
Country:United States
Language:In English with Open Captions and CART
Running Time:90 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Supported By:Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Disability Law Center, Inc.
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Disability Policy Consortium
My Ombudsman Masshealth Health Plans


Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you have never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain, and Australia. Featuring exclusive interviews with elders who led the movement over the past five decades, the film weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with the personal stories of men and women as they move from being warehoused in institutions to fighting for independence and control over their lives.


Panel discussion to follow, moderated by Program Officer; Universal Participation Initiative Mass Cultural Council, Charles G. Baldwin


Registration is highly recommended