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Why We Need to Stop Making Movies about Helen Keller

Helen Keller’s Shadow: Why We Need to Stop Making Movies about Helen Keller

 

Cristina Hartmann

 

I had my first run-in with Helen Keller when I was 11. My mother had told me that I was losing my sight and would become DeafBlind someday. My response was nerdy to the extreme: I went to the library and borrowed the thickest and densest biography on Helen Keller. She was the only DeafBlind person I knew,

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Originally published as Why We Need to Stop Making Movies about Helen Keller at The Disability Visibility Project

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