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Film, theatrical representations of disability to be discussed March 29

The Disability Studies Program will present “Works in Progress: Code of the Freaks” with Dr. Carrie Sandahl Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in Carlson Library Room 1005.

Sandahl, a noted scholar of theatrical and film representations of disability, will screen a portion of her current project, a documentary titled “Code of the Freaks.”

Her film provides an in-depth examination and critique of the ways people with disabilities have been represented in film since the early days of the medium.

“‘Code of Freaks’ will be smart, tart and savvy,” said Dr. Jim Ferris, the Ability Center Endowed Chair in Disability Studies at UT. “Dr. Sandahl is at the forefront of the burgeoning disability arts movement, and I expect this film to be widely viewed in the years ahead. It is fortunate for us at UT that we get to see the film as it continues to develop.”

Anyone needing accommodations for the free, public screening should contact the Disability Studies Program at 419.530.7244.

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