The R Word


Available To Stream Thu, Sep 10 12:00 PM - Thu, Sep 24 11:59 PM
Film Info
Program Category:Community Health and Well-Being
Release Year:2019
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amanda Lukoff
Producer:Daniel Egan
Screenwriter:Amanda Lukoff


Filmmaker Amanda Lukoff unravels the long-reaching history and lasting implications of the word retard(ed) that have informed current attitudes and perceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through the personal narrative of four sibling stories and the first-person accounts of self-advocates, we get an intimate and nuanced perspective of people’s challenges and triumphs living with an intellectual disability.