WEIRDED OUT AND BLOWN AWAY

WEIRDED OUT AND BLOWN AWAY

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1200

    Directed by Sharon Greytak
    1986, 43 minutes
    Purchase: $210 

    Featuring interviews with five young career people who have disabilities, this film questions the general public's attitudes toward physical disability and our perceptions of the disabled as somehow either weaker or more courageous than the non-disabled. Among other issues, the film offers insights into the personal and social relationships of handicapped men and women, personal perceptions of their professional image vs. their physical image, the hierarchical ranking of physical disabilites according to their social acceptability, the relationship between sexuality and disability, and dealing with particular difficulties encountered in job interviews.

    Subjects & Collections



    Festivals & Awards

    Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
    Commendation Award, Superfest Disabilities Festival



    Reviews

    "Powerful and intimate. A significant documentary that speaks firsthand of uncomfortable truths, difficult situations and the resilience of the human spirit."

    Laurence Kardish, Curator, MoMA NY


    "Illuminating, frequently funny and rarely self-pitying."

    San Francisco Chronicle


    "A provocative, consciousness-raising film recommended for consumer and professional audiences from late teens up. It offers a window into the range of emotions experienced by disabled people."

    SIECUS Report


    "An informative documentary...original, and even daring."

      Alternatives (Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York)





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