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Disability Culture Month: Movies that Depict Disability

September is Disability Culture Month at Mizzou. For the past few years, the University Libraries have partnered with the Disability Center to purchase a movie that depicts a person with a disability. Below are some of the movies about disability that you can access through the Libraries.

  • Deej (DVD and streaming): Deej is DJ Savarese, a non-talking autistic man who was abandoned by his birth parents and remained uneducated until his adoptive parents helped him pursue an education. This film deals with Deej’s transition to college life and the difficulties and growth that Deej pursues at Oberlin.
  • Notes on Blindness (DVD): In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette.
  • Unrest (DVD): When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Here are some more relevant resources at Mizzou Libraries:

Introduction to Resources About Disability

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Government Documents Relating to Disabilities

Special Education Law: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)