Telling the Story of Disability Through Film

A still from the short film "The Commute," directed by Jake McCafee and featured in the 2014 ReelAbilities film festival.
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This segment originally aired live on March 5, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on May 26th. The unedited audio can be found here. 

This week marks the start of the 6th annual New York ReelAbilities Film Festival, a collection of films "dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities." Festival director and co-founder, Isaac Zablocki and co-founder, Anita Altman, discuss this year's lineup and some of the policy issues that the films present. Plus filmmaker Jake McCafee discusses his film "The Commute."

Watch: "The Commute" Directed by Jake McCafee