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As my icons show, I'm a dog lover. This 12-minute video features an adorable mutt named Martin. He's played by a ~40 pound hound mix with expressive ears named Sadie. The video comprises seven brief episodes on topics of deep concern to Martin, including: Friendship, Walking, Driving and One Good Thing. The voice you hear is Martin's; the video's creators expertly manipulate the dog's mouth so I totally buy he's saying those things. To prove that the world is upside down, this web series is being transformed into an actual TV show on ABC (US) in May.
video includes dog illness, but no death )
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Kevin Gotkin, a Phd student in Disability Studies, made the half-hour film, "The Rupture Sometimes." Watch it on YouTube, with subtitles and audio description. He interviews half-a-dozen people at a disability studies conference on movement and inclusion. (Promoting the movie on a Disability Studies listerv, he referred to those interviewed as "planets in disability studies." That decentering of attention from the star to the planet is one of the film's themes.)

Gotkin says at one point:
begin quote Disability is, in some sense, a useless term, because it fails to make meaningful distinctions between types of experience. the world economy is as likely to be disabled as someone who uses a wheelchair. So it's odd, then, when we talk about disability, we often swing between extremes, where disability is often profound and total or widespread and infinitely regressed. quote ends

After two times through I understood most of the ideas. I was struck by the glaring Whiteness of those interviewed. Here's the video — click to start.

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