Disability in films and on TV

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The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Films, Film Posters, Nicholas Hoult, Mike Colter, Hd Movies, Hd Movies Online, Movie Posters, Mike Epps, Good Movies
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Poster Comedy, Christopher Robin, Jonah Hill, Joaquin Phoenix, Joaquin, The Image Movie
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) ⭐ 6.8 | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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In A Quiet Place, terrifying creatures that hunt by sound have taken over.  The film focuses on a family that have survived by staying silent and using American Sign Language to communicate.  The eldest child, Regan, is played by deaf actress Millicent Simmonds. A Quiet Place Movie, Movie Info, Series, Movies, Movies Online, Netflix
In A Quiet Place, terrifying creatures that hunt by sound have taken over. The film focuses on a family that have survived by staying silent and using American Sign Language to communicate. The eldest child, Regan, is played by deaf actress Millicent Simmonds.
The Possibilites Are Endless DVD Mindfulness, Edwyn Collins, Edward, Fiction Film, James, Collins, Film, Documentaries
The Possibilities Are Endless
The Possibilites Are Endless DVD
Honeland: Carrie Matthieson (Clare Danes) has a very powerful depiction of Bipolar disorder –  accurate, sensitive and fearless. Thriller, Pretty Little Liars, Indonesia, Homeland Tv Series, Episode Online, Season 7, Episodes, Outlander
Homeland (TV Series 2011–2020) ⭐ 8.3 | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Honeland: Carrie Matthieson (Clare Danes) has a very powerful depiction of Bipolar disorder – accurate, sensitive and fearless.
Silent Witness: While two care home staff are chasing Kevin McDowd, a young man with learning disabilities and sociopathic tendencies, Nikki and Jack examine a fatal road accident where the deceased is Kevin McDowd's mother. The investigation led by police sergeant Button should be straightforward, but the forensic evidence suggests foul play. Crime, Disabled People, Actors, Disability, Police Dramas, Transgender Man, Police Crime, Drama Series
BBC One - Silent Witness, Series 21, One Day, Part One
Silent Witness: While two care home staff are chasing Kevin McDowd, a young man with learning disabilities and sociopathic tendencies, Nikki and Jack examine a fatal road accident where the deceased is Kevin McDowd's mother. The investigation led by police sergeant Button should be straightforward, but the forensic evidence suggests foul play.
My Feral Heart: wonderful portrayal of a young man with Downs Syndrome - @mumof3amigos Best Director, Acting, Screenplay, Young Man, Best Actor
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My Feral Heart: wonderful portrayal of a young man with Downs Syndrome - @mumof3amigos
The Dumping Ground on CBBC should be applauded for raising awareness of disabilities amongst young people - @mumof3amigos Raising, Games, People, Play Free Games, Online Games For Kids, Games For Kids, Free Games For Kids, Fun Games, The Dumping Ground Cast
The Dumping Ground - CBBC
The Dumping Ground on CBBC should be applauded for raising awareness of disabilities amongst young people - @mumof3amigos
Directed by Chris Overton.  With Rachel Shenton, Rachel Fielding, Anna Barry, Philip York. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. Children, Deaf Movies, Rachel Shenton, Kid Movies, Johnstone, Old Girl Names, Middle Class
The Silent Child (Short 2017) ⭐ 7.7 | Short, Drama
Directed by Chris Overton. With Rachel Shenton, Rachel Fielding, Anna Barry, Philip York. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
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Wonderstruck (2017) ⭐ 6.2 | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Wonderstruck Poster
Stronger Poster Strong, September 22, Info, Get Tickets, September, Olds, It Cast, Movie Lover, Movie Trailers
Stronger (2017) ⭐ 6.9 | Biography, Drama
Stronger Poster
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Andy Serkis' Breathe To Open The 61st BFI London Film Festival
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BBC One - Brett: A Life with No Arms
BBC One - Brett: A Life with No Arms
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) is a likeable road movie with black humour and a engaging central relationship between the carer and young disabled person. The Outsiders, Director, Indie Movie Posters
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) is a likeable road movie with black humour and a engaging central relationship between the carer and young disabled person.
Becoming Bulletproof, a new documentary details the struggles of people with disability to get into the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera Dwayne Johnson, Film Industry, Oscar Winners
We need more disabled people on movie and TV screens | Mary O’Hara
Becoming Bulletproof, a new documentary details the struggles of people with disability to get into the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera
"Finding Nemo is my number one film to feature a disability as it has created popular disabled characters that appear to be returning for a sequel in the near future!  Nemo has an underdeveloped fin, Dory has short term memory loss and Marlin adopts the role of the over-protective and patronising carer for them both." Disney Films, Disney Art, Disney Cartoons, Disney, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Bambi, Disney Love, Disney Pictures
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
"Finding Nemo is my number one film to feature a disability as it has created popular disabled characters that appear to be returning for a sequel in the near future! Nemo has an underdeveloped fin, Dory has short term memory loss and Marlin adopts the role of the over-protective and patronising carer for them both."
What's Eating Gilbert Grape: "Gilbert’s younger brother Arnie appears to be on the autism spectrum (although this is never explicitly stated) and the film is the first family drama I can recall watching with a disabled character." Ian Somerhalder, Johnny Depp, Leo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp Leonardo Dicaprio, Johnny Depp Movies, Leonardo Dicaprio 90s, Johnny, Young Leonardo Dicaprio
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
What's Eating Gilbert Grape: "Gilbert’s younger brother Arnie appears to be on the autism spectrum (although this is never explicitly stated) and the film is the first family drama I can recall watching with a disabled character."
"How to Train Your Dragon also includes amputee protagonists, Hiccup and his companion Toothless, the dragon, who end the film as prosthesis users and therefore physically disabled.  How to Train Your Dragon takes a rare path for a film featuring disability. The protagonists begin the film able-bodied and end the film as disabled characters whose physical support needs actually improve their lives. Normally the final message about disability is quite the opposite!" Humour, Disney Pixar, Dreamworks, Robin
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
"How to Train Your Dragon also includes amputee protagonists, Hiccup and his companion Toothless, the dragon, who end the film as prosthesis users and therefore physically disabled. How to Train Your Dragon takes a rare path for a film featuring disability. The protagonists begin the film able-bodied and end the film as disabled characters whose physical support needs actually improve their lives. Normally the final message about disability is quite the opposite!"
"Mad Max: Fury Road... revolves around Furiosa’s search for her homeland whilst defending a truck of escaped prisoners... Furiosa has one arm and at times wears a metal prosthesis." Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Mad Max Fury, Mad Max Fury Road Costumes, Mad Max Costume, Mad Max Fury Road, Mad Max, Furiosa Mad Max
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
"Mad Max: Fury Road... revolves around Furiosa’s search for her homeland whilst defending a truck of escaped prisoners... Furiosa has one arm and at times wears a metal prosthesis."
Edward Scissorhands: "Not only does our beloved Edward Scissorhands have a very obvious physical impairment (he has scissors for hands in case you didn’t know, bit restricting), but he also enters into a community in which he is first and foremost perceived as an attraction." Costumes, Tim Burton, Man, Costume, Edward Scissorhands Costume, Edward Scissorhands Hands, Famous
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
Edward Scissorhands: "Not only does our beloved Edward Scissorhands have a very obvious physical impairment (he has scissors for hands in case you didn’t know, bit restricting), but he also enters into a community in which he is first and foremost perceived as an attraction."
"Inside Out has been praised for raising awareness of mental health, an important issue that I’m sure we can agree affects a lot of disabled people. In addition, those with mental health conditions often face similar obstacles to people who are physically disabled or have learning difficulties." Disney Characters, Fictional Characters, Stop Comparing, Donald, Donald Duck, Comparing Yourself To Others, Happy, Character
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
"Inside Out has been praised for raising awareness of mental health, an important issue that I’m sure we can agree affects a lot of disabled people. In addition, those with mental health conditions often face similar obstacles to people who are physically disabled or have learning difficulties."
Under the Skin: "Through the introduction of a disfigured character, Under the Skin does encourage interesting discussions about what it really means to be disabled. Disability is one of the most diverse minority groups and I believe the film industry should reflect this." Scarlett Johansson, Guerrilla, Edge Of Tomorrow, Jonathan Glazer, Adam Pearson, Cinematography, Film Stills
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
Under the Skin: "Through the introduction of a disfigured character, Under the Skin does encourage interesting discussions about what it really means to be disabled. Disability is one of the most diverse minority groups and I believe the film industry should reflect this."
"Freaks was the first film to feature such a large number of disabled actors on screen. The film tells the story of disfigured/disabled circus performers who believe a member of their group is being tricked into marrying a woman who only wants him for his inheritance." Horror, Thor, Marvel, Classic Horror Movies, Scary Films, American Horror Story, American Horror Story Freak, Scary Movies
Top 10 films featuring disability | Disability Horizons
"Freaks was the first film to feature such a large number of disabled actors on screen. The film tells the story of disfigured/disabled circus performers who believe a member of their group is being tricked into marrying a woman who only wants him for his inheritance."
Avatar (2009) Poster Star Trek, Fan Art, Avatar, Avatar Movie, Avatar Films, Avatar Poster, Muziek, Avatar Full Movie Download
Avatar (2009) ⭐ 7.9 | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Avatar (2009) Poster
Ray (2004) Poster Soundtrack, Bond, Ray Film, Ray Charles, Black And White Movie, Poster
Ray (2004) ⭐ 7.7 | Biography, Drama, Music
Ray (2004) Poster
Murderball (2005) Poster Rugby, Sports Movie, The Incredibles, Movies Playing
Murderball (2005) ⭐ 7.7 | Documentary, Sport
Murderball (2005) Poster
Ironside (1967) Poster Retro, Season 2, Great Tv Shows, Tv Series, Dvd, Old Tv Shows
Ironside (TV Series 1967–1975) ⭐ 6.9 | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ironside (1967) Poster
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CBBC - Desperados, Episode 8
BBC - CBBC - Desperados, Episode 8
Walter (1982) Poster Robert Walker, Tony, Sir Ian Mckellen, Walter, Ian Mckellen, My Life Movie, Marlon Brando
Walter (TV Movie 1982) ⭐ 7.4 | Drama
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989) Poster Flims, Toms, Best Tom Cruise Movies, Tom Cruise Movies, Classic Movie Posters, 4th Of July Movies, Tom Cruise, Great Movies
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) ⭐ 7.2 | Biography, Drama, War
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