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VITAL SIGNS: Crip Culture Talks Back [VHS]

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Harlan Hahn, Elizabeth Clare, Cheryl Marie Wade, Mary Duffy, Anne Finger
  • Directors: Harlan Hahn, Simi Linton
  • Format: Color, Digital Sound, Director's Cut, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Rated:
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  • Number of tapes: 1
  • VHS Release Date: May 15, 1996
  • Run Time: 48 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 157295230X
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,328 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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VITAL SIGNS: Crip Culture Talks Back is a documentary about a national disability arts community that explores disability as a shared experience among a politically disenfranchised constituency. The video features interviews with artists, activists, and academics and includes performances from a variety of artistic formats: fiction, poetry, stand-up comedy, street theater, and performance art. VITAL SIGNS pursues a definition of disability culture through questions of architectural inaccessibility, political activism, mainstream representations of disability in literature, film, art, and television, and in a narrative of shared struggle to gain access to influential cultural institutions.

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Snyder and Mitchell's film is not just about pride and enpowerment among disabled people; indeed it is such self assertion embodied. -- Rosemarie Garland- Thomson, Disability Studies Quarterly

The best film I know of for showing the creative and artistic side of disability. A healthy' and entertaining production. -- Ellen Stekert, University of Minnesota

What [Snyder and Mitchell] have come up with is a handle for disabled and nondisabled audiences to grasp the slippery concept and reality of disability culture. . . This film is long on humor and leavened with performance art, poetry, and anecdote. -- Barry Corbet, New Mobility Magazine

[A] fascinating 48 minute documentary compilation of performances and discussions with disabled artists. Awarded the grand prize at the 1996 Rehabilitation International Film/Video Festival, this video explores the disability arts community and finds vital signs that there is a disability culture alive and kicking. -- International Disability Video Catalogue

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By A Customer on May 11, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is easily one of the most powerful videos about the disability community made to date. The film touches upon key details that impact the social reception of disability and provides an important platform for people with disabilities. There is a raw, edgy quality to the performances and videomaking in this work that gives it a feeling of true underground cinema. One has the sense while watching it that there is a spirited movement informing our contemporary re-valuation of disability and that these efforts will spearhead something truly unique in our comprehension of human differences that few other social movements have articulated.
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By A Customer on January 8, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This video can help you understand what it is like to be a part of the disabled community - whether or not you are a person with a disability. The series of first person vignettes and artistic performances gave me a greater appreciation for both positive impacts (e.g., pride) and negative impacts (e.g., stigma) of disability.
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