Homunculus Productions produced this web movie for the National Cristina Foundation, focusing on their international agenda in China.
NCF founders David Bruce McMahan and Yvette Marrin brought the first NCF computers to China in 1986, when China had very few mainstream computers. These computers were the first ever brought into China for the benefit of anyone with a disability. The Chinese were open to NCF's approach because Deng Pufang, the son of the Chinese Premier, was himself disabled, and an advocate for people with disabilities in China.
To learn more about the long-term relationship NCF maintained with China, visit www.historycristinainternational.com.
Homunculus Productions produced this web movie for the National Cristina Foundation, featuring their work in the US.
NCF started as a small operation - with one Apple IIe computer! In 1983, Cristina McMahan, a young girl with cerebral palsy, was part of a special education class in the Yonkers Public Schools in Westchester County, NY. Her peers included children with a range of disabilities: spina bifida, loss of limbs, and learning disabilities. Many of the children needed adults to act as scribes for them when they wanted to write or draw.
This web movie features Cristina McMahan herself.