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    I've only seen two. the one with the lady skiing off the mountain in the late 70's and the one with John Ritter. It was filmed on a farm I worked at once. saw them before sci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jody View Post
    I've only seen two. the one with the lady skiing off the mountain in the late 70's and the one with John Ritter. It was filmed on a farm I worked at once. saw them before sci.
    The movie with the skiing injury is "The Other Side of the Mountain". It was about Jill Kinmont, who still lives in the same small town. Which happens to be the same small town that I now live in. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073496/.

    Coming Home is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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    thats the one.

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    the one with John ritter, He was a Harness racer, and raced pacers.

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    crazy, I just found this by accident.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9QiS6nw1DM

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    We have had several previous threads like this...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=125359

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=124721

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=97680

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=40096

    Just a few to mention:

    The Men
    The Other Side of the Mountain (Parts 1 and 2)
    Coming Home
    Whose Life is it Anyway?
    The Waterdance
    Passion Fish
    Born on the 4th of July
    Good Luck
    The Sea Inside
    Rory O'Shea Was Here
    The Switch
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    Documentaries
    Murderball
    Outside
    Survivors

    Films about SCI that I hate:
    Breaking Waves
    Million Dollar Baby
    The Bone Collector

    Also, you can find quite a list here: www.disabilityfilms.co.uk

    While The Diving Bell & the Butterfly was about severe disability, it was NOT about SCI. The man in this story had a pontine stroke (locked-in syndrome).

    (KLD)

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    Dr. Young, I am so glad you started this thread. My ultimate goal as a filmmaker is to direct a movie that shows the masses the plight of people dealing with spinal cord injuries. If I am able to gain traction with my current project, my next project will highlight our travails(pain, agony, depression, lost love, pressure sores, uti's, BMs, etc...) I do believe the big man upstairs will afford me the opportunity to do so, and who knows...maybe it will increase awareness of SCi's that will cause people to be more willing to donate to help find a cure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    While The Diving Bell & the Butterfly was about severe disability, it was NOT about SCI. The man in this story had a pontine stroke (locked-in syndrome).(KLD)
    I believe I stated that clearly in the first sentence of my post.

    Locked-in syndrome is characterized by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement. The physical impact on the body is that of severe paralysis and thus there are many parallels with challenges that are faced by people with extreme upper level spinal cord lesions.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Harm's Way

    Title: Harm's way [videorecording] / American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons ; [produced by] ACCESS, Inc. ; producer, director, screenwriter, Barry Corbet.

    Abstract: Interviews young persons whose lives have been irrevocably changed by head or spinal cord injuries as they talk about the circumstances of their injuries and current life experiences. Designed to increase young adult awareness of personal vulnerability to injury or accident.

    Length: 18 minutes

    http://search.library.utoronto.ca/UTL/index?N=0&Nr=p_catalog_code:6105904&showDetail=fir st

    I still have a VHS copy of this video that a group of nurses, therapists and I used when we went to schools about spinal cord injuries for ThinkFirst program.

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