Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Doin' it: Sex, Disability and Videotape" screening in April

Or you can buy it on DVD from the Beyondmedia Education web site. "Doin' it" is the second video from the Empowered Fe Fes, a peer group of young women aged 16 to 24 with different disabilities. It is described as "an insightful investigation into the truths about sex and disability. In the video, the Fe Fes educate themselves about sex from many angles by talking with activists and scholars. The viewer tags along on a date between a woman with a disability and her able-bodied boyfriend, exploring relationship issues of dating with a disability over a candle-lit dinner."

The screening is in Chicago at the University of Illinois-Chicago as part of the “Race, Sex, Power: New Movements” program at the Black & Latina/o Sexualities Conference April 10-12.

The trailer for the video is on YouTube here.

The Empowered Fe Fes first video, "Beyond Disability: The Fe Fe Stories," won the Spirit Award and Achievement Award at the SUPERFEST International Disability Film Festival in 2005.