CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is the perfect entertainment story for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Emmy Winner and director Jenni Gold, the 1st wheelchair using female in the Director’s Guild, shares this entertaining and fascinating 120-year history of disability representation in film and TV. This documentary is being release everywhere on VOD on October 5!
According to Jenni Gold, the documentary “is in part a love letter to Hollywood, an industry that has consumed my life, and partly a wake-up call. Growing up as a wheelchair user I found many of the representations of people with disabilities on screen to be confusing.”
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusionreveals a compelling and often amusing look at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, this historic film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives. With heart and humor, CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion utilizes clips from Hollywood’s most beloved motion pictures and television programs to shine a light on how the media impacts society and the monumental effect these portrayals have on inclusion.