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Changing Identities:
A Story of Traumatic Injury and Art
Narrated by Meryl Streep

Each year, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer traumatic brain or spinal injury. While current health therapies leave many indefinitely institutionalized, a new documentary explores a powerful alternative. Changing Identities chronicles the lives of individuals suffering from traumatic injury and their participation in an innovative method of recovery pioneered by artist Bill Richards.

Filmed over the course of three years, Changing Identities documents the powerful metamorphosis of its subjects as they redefine who they are through this unique studio art program and begin to see themselves not as “disabled” but as artists with new identities.

This 56 minute documentary sheds light on the millions left to vegetate in nursing homes, and the few individuals who have had an opportunity to try this alternative art therapy program.

See this story of triumph over tragedy and explore the art process that can make it possible.



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