Portland film producer and director Eliza Greenwood just won the award for Best Film That Breaks Down Stereotypes at The Sixth International Disability Film Festival — Breaking Down Barriers, held from November 9 – 12, 2012 in Moscow, Russia, for her locally produced film, Austin Unbound. (In Transit columnist Courtney O’Donnell interviewed Greenwood in our October issue.)
Greenwood, a self-identified lesbian, had two aims for the film, which follows the transition of a deaf trans man. She wanted to discuss the barriers disabled people face in their everyday lives and also to reveal the rich potential of individuals that gain access to equal rights. This award recognizes both those goals in a country that struggles with the basic equality of its own citizens.
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