Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy

Disability advocates model a grand experiment in independent living.
Year Released
Film Length(s)
40 mins
Closed captioning available Audio description available
Remote video URL


Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy, directed by Academy Award-nominee Alice Elliott, is a look at an unusual, symbiotic relationship between two people some would call profoundly disabled. Two of the country's most remarkable advocates for people with disabilities, Diana Braun, who has Down Syndrome, and Kathy Conour, who has cerebral palsy, met three decades ago and vowed to fight to live independent lives. Told in an intimate vérité style, the film is a story of a compelling and creative friendship, as Diana and Kathy model a grand experiment in independent living.

Director Commentary

Every month, director Alice Elliott curates Trusted Source, a newsletter featuring short, engaging and well-produced videos and multimedia about people with disabilities. She also suggests how to use this media for training, education and outreach.

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Alice Elliott & The Welcome Change Team

Features and Languages

Film Features

  • Audio Description
  • Closed Captioning
  • DVD Extras
  • Subtitles
  • Resources for Educators

Subtitle/Caption Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

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