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Freedom Machines Events—2004, 2005



October 12th, 2004
Nashville, TN

Screening of "Freedom Machines"
This event will be held from 6:30-9pm at Nashville Public Television (NPT), hosted by the Access Services of Middle Tennessee. There will be approximately 75 people at the event. The goal of the event is to create greater awareness of the benefits of assistive technology and to build the capacity of assistive technology services in Tennessee and to make communities and community services more accessible through the use of assistive technology.
For further information contact:
Jo Anne Scalf phone: 615-259-9325 ext 240 or email:

October 22, 2004
Bloomington, MN

Presentation of the topics covered in "Freedom Machines"
On Friday October 22nd from 3:30-4:30pm as part of the 22nd Annual
Closing the Gap Conference, Russ Holland, the president of the
Alliance for Technology Access and Dave Grass, the director of the
Northern Illinois Center for Adaptive Technology, will give a
presentation about the film, its call for action, and related topics.
Participants must be registered in the conference to attend this
portion of the "Freedom Machines" presentation (see below for public
event later that afternoon).
For more information or to register for the conference visit:

October 22, 2004
Bloomington, MN

Screening of "Freedom Machines" and reception
**This event is open to the public**
There will be a screening and reception of the film on Friday, October
22nd at 5:30pm at the Sheraton-Bloomington hotel's Shipside Restaurant
as part of the 22nd Annual Closing the Gap Conference weekend. This
event is sponsored by Ablenet.
For more information about Ablenet:
For information about accessibility of this event,
contact the Sheraton Hotel: 952-835-7800

October 27, 2004
Atlanta, GA

Screening of "Freedom Machines"
The film will be screened at 8:30pm on October 27th as part of "Technology and Ministry": TechMission’s AC4 National Conference. This event is co-sponsored by Christian Community Development Association.
For more information or to register for the conference visit:
Contact phone: 617-282-9798 or email:
Oct. 28 at the 2004 Power Up for the Future Conference & Expo,
Augusta, Georgia
Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation & Georgia Department of Education




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MARCH 2005

March 23, 2005
New York, NY

Screening of "Freedom Machines"
The film will be screened on March 23rd, 2005 at 6pm as part of NYU’s Social Justice Film Series, "Narratives for Social Change: Voices and Experiences that Counter the Master Narrative." The event will be open to the public and expected attendance is 100. The goal is to bring attention to the issues in the film and create dialogue around these issues. It will also be an opportunity to bring together NYU community members to discuss a topic that often goes ignored- disability and disability services.

APRIL 2005

April 10-12, 2005
San Diego, CA

Multiple screenings of "Freedom Machines"

"Freedom Machines" has been selected for the 2005 Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival. The 56th Annual Conference theme is "Building Strong and Ethical Foundations" and will include screenings throughout the meeting for Foundation staff and boards of directors.

"I was integrated, that's the word they used in those days, into a sighted school. I rode a bicycle. Played baseball. All the normal things. My tolerant childish colleagues helped me do those. And so I grew up thinking that I could do virtually anything and of course that's nonsense. You probably don't want me as a brain surgeon but is's a lot better than believing there are things that you should never try."
—Kent Cullers
Inventor and Director,