Film Looks at the Future of Disability
United Spinal is excited to sponsor Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement, an award-winning documentary that explores the social impact of human augmentation. Haunting and humorous, poignant and political, Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever.
According to the film’s marketing material, Fixed “takes a close look at the drive to be ‘better than human’ and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. What does ‘disabled’ mean when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the world?
“What does ‘normal’ mean when cosmetic surgery procedures have risen over 450 percent in the last 15 years and increasing numbers of people turn to ‘smart drugs’ every day to get ahead at school or work? With prenatal screening able to predict hundreds of probable conditions, who should determine what kind of people get to be born? If you could augment your body’s abilities in any way imaginable, would you?”
United Spinal is planning to host a community screening early this March in Washington, D.C. Filmmaker Regan Brashear and Dr. Gregor Wolbring, one of the film’s main subjects, will be on hand for a post-film discussion. Specifics on time and date will be available on United Spinal’s web site as they become available.