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"A Quiet Revolution"


Family, friends, and strangers who had awakenings during the civil rights movement helped fellow citizens with disabilities win independence from impersonal institutional life. Now, 40 years after leaving those institutions, the men and women in A Quiet Revolution will tell their own stories. A Quiet Revolution will feature South Dakotans. This state’s deinstitutionalization movement wasn’t sparked by a care crisis at its facilities, or because of class action lawsuits, as happened some other places. Rather, South Dakotans launched a grassroots movement, believing that moving people from institutional care into community life was the right course of action. Bob Markve and Paul Higbee discussed their documentary in production. For more information, visit www.quietrevolutionmovie.com.