Series/Themes: Critical Conversations, Special Guests, Virginia Filmmaking Focus, Women in Film Focus
Accessibility: Open Caption
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 39 min.
Director: Brad Allgood, Steve Dorst
Dani’s Twins follows the pregnancy and early parenting life of Dani Izzie, a Virginia resident who became one of the first quadriplegics to give birth to twins in 2020. Her unique pregnancy not only put her at risk of an array of serious medical risks, it also forced her to grapple with intense biases faced by women with disabilities. This eye-opening documentary challenges audiences to confront and overcome prejudices and assumptions about people with disabilities, and especially wheelchair users, while at the same time sharing a window into a remarkable couple’s unconventional and beautiful journey to parenthood.
Discussion with producer Angie Gentile, subjects Dani Izzie, Rudy Izzie, and Dr. Robert Fuller, moderated by Eric Swensen (UVA Health)
This film will be presented with Open Captions and the on stage presentations will include ASL interpretation.
This film is part of the Virginia Filmmaking Focus presented by Virginia Film Office.