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Monday, July 23, 2012

NY Times Obituary: Stephen Dwoskin, film-maker with polio

Found out over the weekend that Stephen Dwoskin, experimental filmmaker who contracted polio at age 9 and unflinchingly scrutinized his body and its discontents in challenging work throughout his entire career, died June 28 in London, where he'd lived since 1964. He was 73.

Dwoskin's "Behindert" (1974) was a revelation to me. He was a true artist of disability, whose condition informed both his art and life profoundly, yet he is barely known and seldom celebrated in disability circles. Deserves his due.

New York Times Obit available here:

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