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2004

3 Aug. 2004
A Family Undertaking
Prior to the 20th century, most Americans prepared their dead for burial with the help of family and friends, but today most funerals are part of a multimillion-dollar industry run by professionals. This increased reliance on mortuaries has alienated Americans from life's only inevitability - death. "A Family Undertaking" explores the growing home-funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home.
 
14 Sep. 2004
Freedom Machines
Freedom Machines is an unprecedented look at disability in the age of technology, presenting intimate stories of people ages 8-93, whose talents and independence are being unleashed by access to modern, enabling technologies. Nearly twenty years after the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the film reflects on the gaps between its promise and the realities for our largest minority group - 54,000,000 American with disabilities. Whether mainstream tools or extraordinary inventions such as stair climbing wheelchairs, Freedom Machines reveals the power of technology to...
 

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