Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Disability Studies and Spanish CultureFilms, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Benjamin Fraser

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318702

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 11 April 2021

Documenting Cognitive Disability

Documenting Cognitive Disability

Chapter:
(p.117) Chapter 4 Documenting Cognitive Disability
Source:
Disability Studies and Spanish Culture
Author(s):

Benjamin Fraser

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.003.0004

This chapter looks at two Spanish documentaries focusing on people with cognitive/intellectual disabilities. The first film, ¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero± (2006, Lola Barrera and Iñaki Peñafiel) portrays the life and artistic work of American fiber artist Judith Scott, who worked at the Center for Creative Growth in Oakland, California and who had Down syndrome and was also deaf. The second film, Más allá del espejo (2007, Joaquín Jordà) is a look at both Esther Chumillas and also at the director himself, in both cases looking at forms of intellectual disability known as agnosia/alexia. Although documentaries, both films are works of art in their own right, and analysis centers not only on the nature of the disabilities but on their filmic representation and on the artistic qualities of the films discussed.

Keywords:   ¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero±, Judith Scott, Center for Creative Growth, Down syndrome, deaf/deafness, Joaquín Jordà, agnosia, alexia, Más allá del espejo, filmic representation

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.