WIU-QC campus offering free screening of disability documentary

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MOLINE, Ill (KWQC) - Western Illinois University-Quad Cities' (WIU-QC) Disability Resource Center will be offering a screening of a documentary at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16.

The documentary, "Cinemability" will include a questions and answers session through Skype with filmmaker Jenni Gold. Gold, the film's producer and director, has muscular dystrophy and has used a wheelchair since the age of 7.

According to cinemability.com, the documentary examines portrayals of disability in film and the impact on society by interviewing filmmakers, studio executives, film historians and celebrities.

Student Services, Career Development and Disability Resources assistant director at the WIU-QC campus, Audrey Adamson, hopes this brings awareness to the portrayal of disabilities in film.

"Offering this screening is an opportunity to bring awareness of how disability has been and is portrayed in entertainment," Adamson said. "And hopefully that will help viewers reflect on how this impacts our interactions with individuals with disabilities in everyday life."

The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Adamson at 309-762-3999.