I have been thinking a lot about both films. While Morton Goldsmith conveys an important social message address how media and foundations use pity based methods to frame disability for financial gains and feeding negative stereotypes of the disabled, Fleishman's film equally educates us. Fleishman's film strives to communicate the challenges of communication that an autistic person may face. By using film as a medium for this purpose, the viewer experiences overstimulation of sounds, color and movement that Carly is processing. Is this effective in our understanding of Carly's time in the cafe? Do we feel sympathy, empathy or as Goldsmith brings up, pity? I think all of the above. Effective, yes. But why don't we ever see the joy or productive lives of the disabled. With Carly's patient understanding father ending the film with "What can I do to help?", why not see how he helps?
I didn't have chance to mingle with dissabilities in my country. when I looked back upon my whole school days, I just remembered only one classmate who is poliomyelitic. She has just a littile difficulties about walking. She could hang out with us.
my country didnot pay attention to disabilities let them mingle with society compare to US. for instance,in the subway, we have elevator same as US but bus is not wait for the disabilities just like NYC bus. I was surprise that Newyorker was paitiently waiting them.
however, our goverment provide taxi service for the disabilities. For this reason, it's hard to encounter them on the street.
it seemed like special care from government but is it special care to seperate with society?
Whenever I participate this class, I am rather perplexing that I am ignorant regarding disabilites.
When I was watching two videos, I was wondering about whether I saw this kind of campaign in Korea or not.
Of course, we product the documentary,film and campaign.
It's not popular and rare.
Especially Carlry's video was impact for me regarding her point of views as a ignorance person. It could be this campaign 's target is just like me in short time.
I often can watch the film and documentary about joy or productive lives of the disabled. However, some people might say idealize their lives in the movie. In addition, my colleague teaching artist who is sent special school, their difficutie's difference are huge gap so it makes her challenged to teach them. she said it was real.
After watching this video, I need to get to know about Autism for more information.
this long documentary is helpful for me but I'd like to say again Carly's video affected me within short time. it makes me wonder about Autism and let me serach about Autism.
hopefully you all understand what I mean.
is it too long?
Thanks for your post! It is never too long. I would say that most of us are "ignorant" about disabilities unless we have experienced them ourselves or live with others who are disabled. We do not what it is like to be human. As teachers, I feel we have a responsibility to educate all of our students and recognizing that we are all individuals, disabled or not, is important.
I I enjoyed Carly's piece about the sensorial differences an autistic person might experience, and wondered how she could create this affectation in a piece of film when this is how she functions normally. Does that make sense? Like if she really sees the world this way,how is she able to make a film that distinguishes that... if that is all she has known perceptually. I suppose the answer might be that film has the ability of playing with time in a different way than first hand experience. But still I was interested in those gray areas of perception in the film. I found the other to be a bit depressing and didactic. I certainly felt for the person narrating but sensed an angry undertone that is also something to have compassion for. But overall I was more interested in Carly's- it was a work of art and activist statement
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