Program Contents: Includes 2 Versions: 26 minute full length version and 8 minute condensed version
Captioning: Closed Captioned
Copyright Date: 2008
A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOW ONE COMMUNITY RESPONDED TO THE "R" WORD
In the spring of 2007, when a Minneapolis theater company put on a show titled “Rise of the Celebretards,” people with disabilities and their allies took action. Offense Taken documents this community’s organized response to the play title and to the public use of the “R” word (“retard”).
By lifting up the voices of a broad range of citizens – people with disabilities, allies, students, educators, artists, and neutral theatergoers – the film also serves as a springboard for discussion about language: “Does artistic freedom trump human rights?”