FIXED wins “Best of the Festival” Award at Superfest!

 

FIXED won “Best of the Festival” (Feature) on Nov 15th, 2015, at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival in San Francisco, CA!

Here are a few of the fabulous people from Team FIXED!

A huge thanks to Superfest’s hosts from the Contemporary Jewish Museum and to festival organizers from the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University and the Lighthouse for the Blind.

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FIXED’s Toronto Premiere @ TIFF, Dec 3rd

As part of the United Nations’ International Day for Persons with Disabilities, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) is offering a free screening of FIXED, as part of their Higher Learning Series on Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 @ 11am.

The screening will be followed by a panel featuring Christian Martius of York University, Kelly Fristch of the University of Toronto, Milos Popovic of U of T and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Esther Ignagni of Ryerson University, who will discuss the politics and ethics of such human-technology fusions.

Co-presented with the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. This event is open to the public.

TIFF Bell Lightbox is committed to offering an equitable and accessible environment for all patrons. There is limited accessible seating within the venue’s cinemas. The screening will be presented with open captions. Hearing Assist and Descriptive Sound devices are available and compatible with this screening. We will have ASL interpretation for the panel.

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School Library Journal selects FIXED as one of their “Top 10 DVDs” of the year!

School Library Journal picks Fixed as one of their top picks of the year!
“The thoughtful and probing Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (New Day Films; Gr 9 Up) challenges viewers’ ideas of what it means to be human, by tackling head-on the assumptions of ableism. The documentary deals with the history of disability rights up to the 21st century, with bionic arms and other enhancements becoming more common. An excellent means to provoke discussion in biology and ethics classes.”
Thanks, SLJ! This is quite an honor!
Far beyond just biology and ethics, however, Fixed is currently being used as a teaching tool in well over 300 universities in a wide range fields, such as:

Disability Studies
Sociology
Science & Technology Studies
Engineering
Gender Studies
Rehab Science
PhilosophySocial Work
Nursing/Medical Schools
Education/Special Ed
Legal Studies / Law Schools
Medical Anthropology
Human Development
Psychology/Counseling programs
Genetics
Bioethics
Disability Services resource centers
High Schools
Occupational and Physical Therapy programs
Prosthetics

Additional screenings are happening at:

Staff training for Supported Employment resource centers, Voc Rehab counselors and Case Managers, CILs, Disability Rights and Advocacy orgs, etc…
Staff training at corporations (past staff screenings include: Genentech, Intel, Starbucks HQ, etc.)
Museums (past screenings include: Exploratorium, National Museum of Health and Medicine in Chicago, Museum of Disability History, etc…) 
Public libraries
Places of worship
Community Centers
Independent theaters
Film festivals
Academic and professional conferences

About the top 10 chosen, School Library Journal states “Of the more than 250 DVDs reviewed last year, the following are memorable works that will enhance curricula with their strong educational and entertainment appeal. Diverse in every sense of the word—both in format and in subjects addressed—these are can’t-miss DVDs that have a place in every collection, but, most importantly, they’re all exceptional productions…”
***To celebrate, we are offering a 15% discount on all university or college orders with promo code: FIXD15 which can be ordered here: https://www.newday.com/film/fixed ***

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