Film

Study reveals that Hollywood continues to ignore actors with disabilities

Friday, August 5, 2016The Ruderman Family Foundation, whose mission includes to, “advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society,” recently released a report analyzing the status of representation for people with disabilities in mainstream television. The report…

Film-maker creates window into his life with OCD

Tuesday, June 21, 2016Torre Catalano is a writer, director, producer, and the creator of the feature film, Milwaukee, so it seems natural that he turned to the camera as the medium for expressing his experiences with OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder. In…

Check out Episode 5 of the Rooted in Rights Podcast: Autism and coming of age with documentary director Alexandra Shiva

Thursday, April 14, 2016Our guest this month is Alexandra Shiva, whose work in the film industry is spreading understanding of what it means to be a young adult with autism. Shiva speaks with us about her recent film How to Dance in Ohio,…

Let’s make a Bechdel Test for people with disabilities

Friday, September 4, 2015For those of you who are not familiar with the term The Bechdel Test, the concept revolves around the extraordinary idea that women should be represented in film and other forms of media. The origin of The Bechdel-Wallace test comes…