Film Review

There is a short film nominated for an Oscar, called Feeling Through. It is about a young man that befriends a DeafBlind person late at night waiting for a city bus.

This film is very controversial in the disability community and from my perspective, after watching it, I have a few unanswered questions. What is the message of the movie? Why is the DeafBlind

person out so late in an unsafe part of the city? Why does the teen steal money from him?

On a positive note, the actor that plays the person with disabilities is a real DeafBlind person. This is important because the media industry has not always cast people with disabilities.

You can watch the film and tell me what you think in our Facebook comments.

-Jamie Lazaroff, Self Advocate Coordinator

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