How a Story of Friendship Starring Authentic Actors with Disabilities Helps Removes Stigmas Surrounding Disability

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Title

How a Story of Friendship Starring Authentic Actors with Disabilities Helps Removes Stigmas Surrounding Disability

Description

Lauren Appelbaum praises the new filmĀ Daruma for it's real portrayal of disabled people as primarily people rather than primarily disabled, as well as its use of actually disabled people to play the disabled roles. The director used her sister's experience to bring forth this story about disabled people that focuses on their relationship dynamics rather than their disability. Appelbaum goes on to point out that how people are represented on screen can impact how the people are treated in real life and thus is an important element of disability.

Creator

Lauren Appelbaum

Publisher

RespectAbility

Date

2019-11-24

Type

Web Article

Article Item Type Metadata

Media Disability

Parapalegic
Amputee

Media Referenced

Daruma

Type of Media

Movie

URL

https://www.respectability.org/2019/11/daruma-film-profile/

Author

Lauren Appelbaum

Author Disability

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Citation

Lauren Appelbaum, “How a Story of Friendship Starring Authentic Actors with Disabilities Helps Removes Stigmas Surrounding Disability,” Disability Media Archive, accessed May 17, 2021, http://mediadisabilityarchive.com/cms/items/show/37.