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Disability Issues

During Ranell Shubert’s first eight-year span on staff at IDA, she has had the opportunity to work across many departments, giving her a unique
Winner of the Directing Award for US Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Reid Davenport’s debut feature, I Didn’t See You There , is
When I was a child, I remember my father having one of those giant Panasonic cameras for home movies. I am one of six kids; I was the quiet, twiggy
As film festivals start to move from an exclusively virtual space, I was looking forward to moseying over to Austin for South By Southwest after
The founding of FWD-Doc (Filmmakers with Disabilities-Documentary) can be traced to IDA’s 2018 Getting Real conference in Los Angeles. After a panel
Last June my debut feature film Pray Away premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is a career milestone I am grateful for, and one I’ll never
I opened an email message from Jim LeBrecht, sound designer and mixer, disability rights advocate, and co-director with Nicole Newnham of the film
Since childhood I’ve known and appreciated Mexican artists like Kahlo, Rivera and Orozco. The music my family listened to, like Vicente Fernandez or
The word access has a unique resonance for nonfiction filmmakers – when applied to disability it gains even greater significance. Access to resources
Conversations about power, ownership and representation in the documentary field are as old as the documentary tradition itself. Ours is a history