“FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement” Documentary Screening Looks At the Implications of Human Enhancement Technologies, Tuesday, March 4

The Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee (BCCC) at Syracuse University will host a screening of the documentary “FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement” at 7 p.m. at Watson Hall Theater on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The event will also include a Q&A and reception with the filmmaker, Regan Brashear. The screening will be from 7-8 p.m. and the Q&A/reception will be from 8-9 p.m. The film is open captioned, and CART services will be provided for the Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

“The film may be of particular interest to individuals interested in: disability rights, law, education, bioethics and biopolitics, philosophy, medicine, engineering and of course filmmaking,” says special education doctoral student Katherine Vroman, president of the BCCC. “This is a unique opportunity to interact with the producer/director, Regan Pretlow Brashear, and learn from her experience.”

“FIXED” questions commonly held beliefs about disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and mind forever. Told primarily through the perspectives of five people with disabilities: a scientist, journalist, disability justice educator, bionics engineer and exoskeleton test pilot, “FIXED” takes a close look at the implications of emerging human enhancement technologies for the future of humanity.

The event is sponsored by the BCCC, Teaching and Leadership Programs, the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Graduate Circle, the Disability Cultural Center, the Cultural Foundations of Education department, and the School of Education Marketing, Communications, and Events office.

The BCCC is a nationally prominent advocacy group at Syracuse University which focuses on creating and supporting a fully inclusive climate in all University settings.