Functional Diversity Series
Producer/Director/Editor of “Fixed.”
Brashear will screen and discuss “Fixed” which addresses the ethical complexities of advances in robotic augmentation and bioengineering. Brashear will also discuss his current work-in-progress documentary film about CRISPR gene editing.
WHEN: Thu., Feb. 15 @ 5-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Art Annex, Room 107
Originally from Virginia, Producer/Director Regan Brashear has been working on labor, race, youth, LGBTQ, and disability issues for over twenty years now through documentary film, union organizing, community forums, and grassroots activism. Now based in Oakland, CA, Brashear is a co-founder of Making Change Media which produces videos for non-profits and labor unions, as well as independent long-form documentaries such as Fixed. Previously, Brashear served as a producer and community engagement coordinator at Open Eye Pictures, a production company in Sausalito, CA, doing project development for the place-based, memory-mapping iOS app, Tributopia; community engagement for the Academy Award-shortlisted film, Under Our Skin and as co-producer for The Grove, a film about the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Both films aired across the country on PBS stations in 2011. Brashear has a BA in American Studies (Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) and a MA in Social Documentation (Documentary Film) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her interest in disability studies, which eventually led to the making of Fixed, started in 1997, after a car accident which began an ongoing journey with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. She finished editing Fixed this spring as a visiting filmmaker at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) at Arizona State University. In addition to CSPO, the residency was co-sponsored by a number of other programs at ASU, including the Phd Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology; the Center for Science and the Imagination; the School of Social Transformation; the Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture; the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; the Center for Nanotechnology in Society; and the Alliance for Person-Centered Accessible Technology.