Crip Culture Talks Back (Angrily)

All three parts of David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder’s mid-90s documentary Vital Signs: Crip Culture Talks Back are now on youtube! I think this might be useful to those of you writing about mobilizing anger as an alternative to pity. Some content warnings: 1) There’s a scene where protesters appropriate a religious symbol — a student once told me that offended him. 2) There’s a couple of monologues by a naked Irish woman. 3) Because of the time and the location (an academic conference), the participants are overwhelmingly white, college-educated, and visibly disabled. There are more recent documentaries with more diversity.


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