From the early days of silent films to present day, the portrayal of disability on screen is ever changing. Through exclusive interviews and archival clips with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, this dynamic film questions media’s role and responsibility in transforming society’s perception of disability and in encouraging inclusion.
This film will be preceded by the short film A Life With Aspergers, a beautifully animated documentary that explores the challenges of growing up and living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
This screening is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the Bridges to Adelphi program and the Adelphi University Office of Disability Support Services.
This screening is part of the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival. ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. Initiated in NY in 2007, the festival presents award winning films by and about people with disabilities in multiple locations throughout each hosting city. Post-screening discussions and other engaging programs bring together the community to explore, discuss, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. For more information on the Festival and all of the films screening throughout New York, visit ny.reelabilities.org.