Date of Award

Spring 2020

Degree Type

Non-Thesis Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Committee Chair

Pat Munday

First Advisor

Matthew Haynes

Second Advisor

Nick Hawthorne

Third Advisor

Don Andrews


People with disabilities are underrepresented, both in media and real life. Historically, they haven’t always been portrayed accurately and ethically on screen. In everyday life, they are sometimes overlooked, especially when it comes to the workforce. This project employs the core competencies of Technical Communication and uses documentary filmmaking to examine the conversation surrounding people with disabilities. This document serves as a meta-text that accompanies the film, Food for Good, created and produced by myself. It details how I used a lens of communication to follow a local organization in Butte, Montana that empowers individuals with disabilities to prepare for today’s work environment. From writing interview questions to post-production work, it discusses the rhetorical, technological, and methodological processes used to research and complete this documentary film.


A project meta-document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Technical Communication

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