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The Wounds We Cannot See

Runtime: 59 minutes

Year: 2017

Genre: Documentary/Biography/Drama/Thriller/Crime

Writer, Producer and Director: Alexander Freeman

Directors of Photography: Brandon Golden, Jeffrey G. Rosenberg

Editors: Ryan Egan, Alexander Freeman

Music by: Miro Kepinski

Cast: Nancy Ross, Douglas Ross, Lorenzo Guerra, Julie Crossman-Lovely

The Wounds We Cannot See, tells the gripping story of former US Navy Airman Nancy Ross of Hingham, Massachusetts. Ross was violently raped during her service in 1988 and has since struggled with addiction, mental illness and depression. She continues to battle Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a direct result of her attack and subsequent abusive relationships. While Nancy has undergone extensive therapy since her honorable discharge from the Navy, she still suffers from addiction and mental illness, living in constant fear of the future.

 

Media Attention:

JewishBoston, October 26, 2017: https://www.jewishboston.com/wounds-we-cannot-see-a-new-film-about-what-ails-us-and-heals-us/

emerson.edu, June 28, 2017: http://www.emerson.edu/news-events/emerson-college-today/filmmaker-freeman-we-need-open-door-people-disabilities#.WvM4Ucgh0mJ

 

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The Last Taboo

Runtime: 50 minutes

Year: 2013

Genre: Documentary/Romance

Writer and Director: Alexander Freeman

Producers: Anne Scotina, Andrew Christenson, Alexander Freeman, Gabriella Iarrobino

Directors of Photography: Andrew Christenson, Daniel Olivares, Dilila McDonagh

Editor: Ryan Egan

Music by: Miro Kepinski, Dan Barrenechea, Caleb Williams

Cast: Mazique Bianco, Gary Karp, Alexander Freeman, Lauren Beller, Erin Pfeiffer, Clark Matthews, Morgan Jennifer, Candace Brown, Anthony Dicostanzo

The Last Taboo tells the gripping and heart-warming story of six people with various physical disabilities and an able-bodied partner who was in a relationship with one of them. These individuals share their perspectives on intimacy, relationships and what their experiences have taught them about themselves. The Last Taboo asks us to step outside of our comfort zones in order to reconsider our misconceptions regarding disability, identity, gender, attraction, beauty and sexuality.

 

Media Attention:

mic.com, June 12, 2015: This "Sex Party" Is a Positive Game-changer for People With Disabilities

theberkshireeagle.com, February 16, 2013: Love, intimacy in disabled community at forefront amid recognition of acclaimed movies

west.com, January, 21, 2013: Brothels for people with disabilities, yes or not?

care2.com, January 14, 2013: A “Brothel” For the Disabled?

abcnews.com, January 10, 2013: UK Ex-Madam Plans Brothel for People With Disabilities

mysexprofessor.com, August 14, 2012: “The Last Taboo”: Dealing with Disability and Sexuality

wbur.org, July 17, 2012: Interview: ‘The Last Taboo’ Director Freeman

wbur.org, July 17, 2012: Sex And Disability: Boston Filmmaker Turns Lens On ‘The Last Taboo’ 

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Universities and Organizations using the film:

 

The University of California, Santa Cruz

The University of Chicago

The University of Washington

Widener University

Hawkeye Community College

Emerson College

Norwegian Health Department’s Medical Physicians Sexual Education Program

Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc.

The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health

United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon & SW Washington