American Masters

Elsa Sjunneson: DeafBlind fencer, hiker, published author

Clip: 03/29/2022 | 7m 48s  | Video has closed captioning.

This short film is an extended look at some of the themes explored in American Masters - Becoming Helen Keller, and hopes to provide an updated representation of modern DeafBlind role models today. Elsa Sjunneson is a DeafBlind professor and media critic, skilled fencer and hiker, and published author who has written for Marvel Comics. She is a Hugo Award and Aurora Award winner.

Aired: 03/29/22

Rating: NR

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