12/2/21: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Carmen Vincent

A screening/discussion with filmmaker Carmen Vincent and disability advocates Tom, Tina, and Emily Felter, moderated by Thea Flaum.

A full replay of the December 2nd event.


On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, at 6 pm Central Time, Media Burn Archive will host documentary filmmaker Carmen Vincent for a virtual screening and discussion of her short film Forever a Champion as well as a preview of a work-in-progress, Teacher of Patience. The event will be moderated by Thea Flaum, founder and president of the Hill Foundation, whose mission is to to connect families dealing with spinal cord injuries with the life experiences of others, and to provide medical information and resources.

Still from Forever a Champion: wheelchair racer Claire Connon on a race track.

Forever A Champion (2019)

U.K. wheelchair racer Claire Connon learns to live with numerous disabilities in hopes of making it to the Paralympics.

Still from Teacher of Patience: Emily Felker smiles on a sunny beach.

Teacher of Patience (Coming Soon)

Ever since their daughter Emily was born with Down syndrome 25 years ago, small-town Indiana parents Tom and Tina Felter have made it their mission to be transparent about the struggles and joys of their parenting experience while trying to educate first responders and the wider community about disability.


Carmen Vincent is a documentary filmmaker and diversified video editor based in Northwest Indiana. Carmen uses her experience with non-visible disabilities, including OCD and GAD, to pursue her work with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind.

Tom, Tina, and Emily Felter are the subjects of Teacher of Patience and creators of The Emily Talk, which teaches first responders and the wider community how to interact with people with Down Syndrome, Autism, and other disabilities

Thea Flaum was a successful television producer for over 30 years. In 1976, she created a show that redefined the way a generation learned about the movies. She put two film critics, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, in a movie theatre balcony, and a new television format was born – along with two unlikely celebrities. She now runs the Hill Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and inspiring the families of people with disabilities.



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