[Nfbmo] Info from Judy Redlig

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 1 15:34:47 UTC 2010


 Liquid Light Presents


A Documentary Created by Harold Sistrunk and Judy Redlich 


Though the human experience is filled with diversity, it is also true that we all have much more in common than we differ.   And though each of our own circumstances and obstacles shape our individuality, no personal obstacle needs to exclude any of us from sharing in the pursuit of happiness that we all pursue.  In the documentary Focus, Producer/Director Harold Sistrunk, and Producer/Host Judy Redlich, introduce you to four local handi-capable citizens who want the viewing audience to "Focus" on what they have in common with everyone else, and not to "Focus" on their disabilities. 


The local citizens highlighted in the documentary are as follows: Gregory Franzen, an extremely talented, wheel chair bound architect; Paris Guerin, a hard of hearing Washington University lab technician, who has aspirations to be a forensic pathologist; Rebecca Radon, a very expressive, cognitively impaired assembly line worker; and Julie McGinnity, a blind Lindberg High School student who is also an aspiring musician.  All of the guests speak eloquently about the challenges they have faced and continually face in achieving their dreams, goals and aspirations. They all stress that one of the hardest things to overcome, was not their individual disabilities, but the negative and stereotypical opinions of others.  A very unique addition to this documentary is the fact that its Producer/Host, Judy Redlich is also blind.


Focus will premiere on HEC-TV (Higher Education Channel) on Wednesday April 7th, at 8pm, and will air on HEC-TV the remaining Wednesdays in April at 8pm.   HEC-TV's channel numbers are as follows: Channel 26-Charter Communications and Channel 99-AT&T Uverse (on Uverse, after selecting  channel 99, select St. Louis Channels, then select HECTV).  If you do not have Charter or AT&T Uverse, you can also see Focus on line at  www,hectv.org and at www.itunesU.com (beginning the Thursday after the original Wednesday airdate).  The documentary will be preceded by an interview with Judy & Harold, conducted by Eleanor Mullin, the host of Liquid Light, about the process in making the documentary---from first conception to completion.


Please tune in, you will definitely be enlightened, informed and entertained!       







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