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Renegades: Kitty O'Neil
Kitty O’Neil (1946-2018) was a racecar driver, stunt legend, and daredevil. The first woman to join with Stunts Unlimited, the leading stunt agency in Hollywood, O’Neil was also a stunt double for the iconic stars of both The Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman on television. And she also happened to be Deaf.
The Rad Scientist
A Deaf woman scientist is experimenting with quantum physics in her lab on New Year’s Eve 1987. When she discovers a portal through time and space, she decides to use her scientific powers in unexpected ways. This funny and unique story from filmmaker Paul Sprangers is a delightful surprise.
Elsa
Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind professor, media critic, fencer and hiker who is also a published author who has written for Marvel Comics and won the Hugo award for Science Fiction twice. This multi-talented marvel who calls Seattle home challenges us to view the world through a different lens as she blazes her own path.
Breaking the Sound Barrier
Truck driving is a profession that isn’t often associated with women, much less Deaf women, but Candice Lureman is a force to be reckoned with. As Australia’s first Deaf woman truck driver, Candice has persevered through sexism and audism to prove that Deaf women can do anything.
Getting Personal with Lucindha Lawson
Futsal is a variation of soccer played mainly indoors on a hardcourt, and Lucindha Lawson recently made history as the first Deaf Asian woman to win gold for England in the European Women’s Deaf Futsal Championship. In this conversation with Deaf TV host Deepa Shastri, Lawson discusses how she navigated a difficult childhood to become the thriving athlete she is today.
Art21: Christine Sun Kim
Christine Sun Kim is a celebrated multi-talented Deaf artist who works within a number of different media including drawing, painting, video, performance and sound. In this fascinating profile, Kim discusses her career trajectory and approach to art, as well as her unique way of seeing the world and how that informs her creative work.
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Multi-talented trailblazing Deaf and Deafblind women are front and center in these six stories that celebrate their extraordinary accomplishments.


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Kitty O’Neil (1946-2018) was a racecar driver, stunt legend, and daredevil. Known as “the fastest woman in the world,” O’Neil broke the land speed record in 1976. The first woman to join with Stunts Unlimited, the leading stunt agency in Hollywood, O’Neil was also a stunt double for the iconic stars of both The Bionic Woman (Lindsay Wagner) and Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) on television. And she also happened to be Deaf.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    American Sign Language, English
  • Country
    United States
  • Subtitle Language
    English
  • Note
    ID: A poster for “Renegades: Kitty O’Neil” with a faded colored picture of a brown-haired white woman in a yellow race suit, waving out of her red racing car, with white letters on the side saying “Space Age Racing: World’s Fastest Dragster”. On the left upper corner, black background with white letters: “December 6th, 1976, Kitty O’Neil became the fastest woman in the world.’ with a red stripe next to the black corner. The bottom of the poster has the logo of American Masters and PBS with #AmericanMastersPBS.
  • Director
    Day Al-Mohamed
  • Screenwriter
    Day Al-Mohamed
  • Producer
    Charlotte Mangin, Amanda Upson
  • Cast
    Lachi