Media Enabled Musketeers

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The Media Enabled Musketeers is a program for American and Russian citizens who have disabilities and for filmmakers who are interested in disability issues.

Media Enabled Musketeers
Media Enabled Musketeers
Media Enabled Musketeers

The Media Enabled Musketeers is a program for American and Russian citizens who have disabilities and for filmmakers who are interested in disability issues. The goal of the program is to produce films that provide a deeper understanding of disability and to promote friendship between Russia and the United States. Citizens with disabilities are the largest minority in both countries.

The Media Enabled Musketeers' program began in January, 2014. A total of 35 Russian filmmakers participated from Krasnoyarsk, Sergiev Posad, and Moscow. 13 American filmmakers participated from New York and California. The films they made covers everyday issues faced by Americans and Russians with disabilities: accessibility, love, dreams, prejudice.

Media Enabled Musketeers is a joint program of Downtown Community Television Center and the Center for New Media and Society in Moscow. Karina Chupina, Senior Trainer and Consultant for the Council of Europe in the Field of Disability Rights, has been an advisor and organizer for this project.

To watch the films created by the participants, please visit dctvny.org/videos/musketeers.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Eurasia Foundation and its SEE (US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange) Program.

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With additional support from:
Slava Fetisov
SONY
Bank of America Matching Gift Program
Time Warner Cares
The Center for New Media and Society (Moscow)
Documentary Film Center in Moscow
TV Radoneje (Sergiev Posad)
TVK (Krasnoyarsk)