It has certainly been an exciting fall for the world and for Fixed. After the exhilarating success of our Kickstarter campaign, we set to work on the next stages of the film. We interviewed Milton Reynolds of Facing History and Ourselves, about the history of the U.S. eugenic movement, and Sujatha Jesudason with Generations Ahead about prenatal screening technologies, sex selection and disability deselection, and filmed performance artist, writer and English and Disability Studies scholar Dominika Bednarska about how ableism is reproduced in society. We also filmed a classroom debating the social value of prenatal screening technologies at the Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco; at the Abilities Expo in San Jose; and most recently with Fernanda Castelo, a test pilot for Ekso Bionics’ exoskeleton. Fernanda even got us out on the water a few weeks ago to film with the Bay Area Association for Disabled Sailors (BAADS). Quite a blast!
Crew news: Two terrific new production assistants came on board for the fall. Karla Claudio Betancourt and Jackie Grieff have contributed their skills and enthusiasm to the project in a variety of ways from assisting with the last production shoots, designing the new Fixed t-shirt, poster, and button, to transcribing hours of new footage. Many thanks to you both for your hard work!
I also want to welcome back editor-extraordinaire Josh Peterson who edited the Fixed trailer last year and will now be helping me bring the rough cut and all of this great new footage together to craft the final film. Josh has been cutting documentaries for almost twenty years. He was nominated for a national Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Editing in 2009 for his work on Soldiers of Conscience. He also edited The […]