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Survivors
By Barry Corbet

Survivors is about growing old with a disability. It examines often unasked questions about quality of life for people with long-term disabilities. Twenty-three men and women, aged 40 to 78, talk candidly about their lives, hopes, frustrations and fears. Disabled for from twenty-four to fifty-one years, they discuss their personal losses and the barriers they have encountered, as well as the newfound resources that have enabled them to come to terms with their situations. This film is a soaring affirmation that a tough break doesn't have to mean a ruined life.

The producer, himself injured in a helicopter crash, brings a unique perspective to this award-winning series. All three films speak eloquently to people with disabilities, to their families and friends, and to healthcare and social service professionals working in rehabilitation.

28 minutes
© 1988
Purchase $99 VHS
Order No. QA-044
ISBN (VHS) 1-57295-044-7

Reviews
"For everyone, to raise our consciousness about a segment of older persons, and to learn from them about the quality of long-term survival." The Gerontologist

Awards & Conference Screenings
CINE Golden Eagle
Bronze Apple, National Educational Film Festival
First Place, American Journal of Nursing

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Changes: Living with Spinal Cord Injury series: Looks at the process of coming to terms with a spinal cord injury, and the beginnings of rehabilitation.

Outside: Living With Spinal Cord Injury series: Looks at the lifelong process by which people with spinal cord injuries have created active and rewarding lives.

Not Just Surviving: Four women who have been living with Spinal Cord Injury for as long as 30 years discuss topics that include rehabilitation, healthcare, sexuality, parenting, menopause, and how to live day-to-day with hope.

Our Own Best Advocates: Encourages breast self-examination for women with disabilities, using whatever arm and hand mobility they have, or working with family, partners, or personal care assistants.

Nuestras Mas Fuertes Partidarias: (Our Own Best Advocates) Encourages breast self-examination for women with disabilities, using whatever arm and hand mobility they have, or working with family, partners, or personal care assistants. Dubbed in Spanish.


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