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My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette

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In this award winning documentary Larry Bissonnette talks about his early life in an institution and assesses it as a form of "apartheid" better for "growing vegetables rather than people". He talks of his early ability to use art to communicate. It pays to note that though Larry is not institutionalised anymore he does live with his sister and most of the daily activities seen in the documentary are in sheltered/disability only environment.

To watch the trailer for this documentary and for more information on how to purchase visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRMOzwT4pKQ

Author
Douglas Biklen & Zach Rossetti
Source
The Centre on Disability Studies, Law, and Human Policy, 370 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University
Publisher
Publication Date
27 May 2005
Category
Person with disability
Keywords
Attitudes
Origin
Canada

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