Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996)

Genres - Culture & Society, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Illnesses & Disabilities, Literary Studies  |   Run Time - 35 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The Academy Award-winning Documentary Short Subject chronicles the story of a poet-journalist who has spent almost his entire life in an iron lung, after contracting polio at the age of 6. Written, produced and directed by Jessica Yu.

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artist, disability, iron-lung, journalism, paralysis, poet, poetry, reflection [thought]