Telling the Story of Disability Through Film

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A still from the short film "The Commute," directed by Jake McCafee and featured in the 2014 ReelAbilities film festival.

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