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Who Am I to Stop it

Who Am I to Stop it

Dec. 31, 2021USA86 Min.PG
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Who Am I To Stop (WAITSI) is a semi-observational exploration of isolation, art, and transformation after traumatic brain injury. We follow a young, mixed-race woman, a young, white man, and a middle-aged, white woman from the Pacific Northwest with brain injury. Despite vastly different experiences, all are beginning to test the waters of public performance and re-define a new life path as artists. Rather than define brain injury survivors by their deficits and limit their narratives to crash and recovery stories, we allow them to examine their lives, struggles, triumphs, self-doubt, goals, and personal agency. The film reveals art-making not as rehabilitation but a way to reconnect to a sense of purpose and pride, to protest disability stigma and social isolation, and to contribute to society. Brain injury survivors are not individuals on a private journey of healing; they are rooted in society, one that is often inaccessible and not understanding or accommodating.

Original title Who Am I to Stop it


Cheryl Green


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