A New Kind of Listening
Disability Rights and the Power of Inclusive Arts

The Groove Productions
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Kenny

When I began shooting A NEW KIND OF LISTENING in 2005, I realized that I was witness to a very special theater arts project. Through this project, I was introduced to a creative vision grounded in a core belief that the arts has a role to play in disability rights work. I made the film to ...Read more

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