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Economic, Social and Cultural Barriers Affecting People with Disabilities
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Economic, Social and Cultural Barriers Affecting People with Disabilities

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The film Music by Prudence contributes to the promotion of social inclusion of people with disabilities around the world. It illustrates how persons with disabilities cope with diverse social, economic and cultural barriers using their talent and capacities. The documentary stars Prudence Mabhena, a talented young woman from Zimbabwe suffering from arthrogryphosis, a rare disorder that severely deforms the joints of the body. Despite overwhelming odds, Prudence, who sings in five languages, is sharing her astounding talent with the world.

In this interview of Roger Ross Williams, director and producer of the documentary, talks about his experience making the film

on this subject: Music by Prudence: Oscar-winning documentary screened at UNESCO

Place/country: United States of America,
Type: Interview
Credits: Roger Ross Williams (interviewee), Prudence Mabhena (interviewee),
UNESCO (publisher),
Published in: 1970

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