Virtual Film Screening: Defiant Lives

In recognition of Universal Human Rights Month, Chatham Community Library will host a virtual film screening of Defiant Lives (2017), beginning Thursday, December 8, and continuing through Thursday, December 15, 2022.

Defiant Lives is a triumphant film that traces the origins of the world-wide disability rights movement. It tells the stories of the individuals who bravely put their lives on the line to create a better world where everyone is valued and can participate. Featuring interviews and rarely seen archival footage, the film reveals how these activists fought to live outside of institutions, challenged the stigmas and negative image of disability portrayed by the media, demanded access to public transportation, and battled to reframe disability rights as a social responsibility relevant to us all.

Film Highlights and Awards:

  • Vigo Inclusion Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Athens International Film Festival

Access to the virtual screening will be available beginning Thursday, December 8, by clicking HERE .  A password is required at the time of viewing.

Please contact to request the password or for additional information.

This program is free and open to the public.



Dec 08 - 15 2022


All Day

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