Sunday, June 2, 2019

3 films that emphasize the 'ability' in disability (list) by Leanne Dyck

photo by ldyck

When you think about someone who is disabled you may envision someone who is weak. You may think of someone who needs your help. But we disabled have faced a lot of adversity; adversity builds strength. We have a core of steel. Believe in our ability to "stand". We will succeed. Our success may not look like what you imagined, but it will be what we believe. When you try to protect us; when you doubt our capabilities you keep us weak. Stop. Allow us to grow strong.

Three movies that emphasize the 'ability' in disability

Bird Box
novel by Josh Malerman
screenwriter Eric Heisserer

A sighted woman finds sanctuary in a community of blind people.

screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods

A deaf girl defends her family against an alien invasion.

written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

A physically disabled man frees his family from a burning building.

More about films...
'Howie Sanders, the co-head of media rights at Anonymous Content, has seen a huge boom in episodic adaptation "Five years ago, I probably did about 75 percent film. Now I do 90 percent television," he said, explaining how streaming services had reshaped the landscape. "The market has changed dramatically. You can make a television deal now that his equivalent, if not surpass a film deal from a couple of years ago." -NYRF 2019:  Film Scouts Talk Trend

Next Sunday evening...

Book Review:  Fox 8 by George Saunders

Fox 8, enamored with the human culture, learns how to speak and write human. 

This short novel is an entreaty from the disenfranchised.