studies minor to offer two films this spring
studies minor at Shippensburg University will present two films this spring.
films, free and open to the public, will be presented in Orndorff Theatre in
the Ceddia Union Building.
Beauty will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human
Enhancement will be shown from 7 to 9 p.m. April 7.
Beauty is an internationally acclaimed documentary that chronicles
artist-activist Jacks McNamara’s transformative journey from psych ward
inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of
her intense personal quest to live with courage and dignity, and a powerful
critique of standard psychiatric treatments. The
film is co-sponsored by the disability studies minor program, and the
departments of psychology and social work.
second film takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the
radical technological innovations that may take us there. Those innovations
range from bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening. Researchers around
the world are working to develop a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the
human body. The
film is co-sponsored by the disability studies minor program, and the departments
of biology, chemistry, psychology and sociology.
more information, contact Dr. Allison Carey, director of the minor
in disability studies, at 477-1193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the disability studies minor, go to http://www.ship.edu/Disability_Studies.