We appreciate your understanding. Children with disabilities often are severely underrepresented in movies, books, and pop-culture. Hollywood loves disability (just not disabled actors).

ET to include Anne Hathaway's response. because of this regulation we cannot provide access at this time. The YouTube movie linked above is apparently the full movie but it’s only captioned in Spanish. 2. That’s the short list for now. One of the sexiest movies I know, holy cow.

The film below is on YouTube but costs $2.99 – you can get it in DVD from Netflix (not available via stream), or on Amazon, linked here. Molly Stapelman, founder of the Lucky Fin Project (a nonprofit organization to raise awareness and support children with limb difference) and the mother of 13-year-old Ryan, who has a limb difference, said she has been working with parents for nearly a decade on how to help children who are bullied because of their limb differences. You can find it in full on YouTube (but I think the captions are only in Spanish in the free version? Unfortunately, Nicole Kelly speaks to children and corporations about disability, diversity and inclusion. Hathaway also shared an apology on Instagram. Available on Netflix (DVD and streaming), a wonky-captioned YouTube version (linked above), non-wonky version available for rent on YouTube and also on Amazon. Warner Bros. Pictures shared a statement with NBC News: "We the filmmakers and Warner Bros. Pictures are deeply saddened to learn that our depiction of the fictional characters in 'THE WITCHES' could upset people with disabilities, and regret any offense caused. I loved this movie so much (- my full review is linked here). It appears that you are trying to access our website from a location in the European Union, which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Posted on January 23, 2020 Categories Movies. While some might believe they are just entertainment or fun, she said these narratives truly impact people. I’m pretty sure it’s on Netflix DVD (not streaming though, I checked) and it’s on Amazon, linked here. Director: Steven Sawalich | Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Clint Jung. Copyright © "I don't believe Warner Brothers purposely meant to offend anyone. I am sorry," she shared. Limb difference is not scary. Take care. I would like to make a few suggestions for movies about people with disabilities: these are perfect adds for my movies on disability - https://www.meriahnichols.com/the-best-disability-movies/, Nice movie selectionI was also thinking of Movie, Me Before You. The movie feels like a setback. The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. It’s about a Deaf woman and hearing man’s relationship, set in a Deaf school. She's not the only one who believes this. Growing up, she loved the Roald Dahl book and awaited the new adaptation of it. That’s why she shared a picture of her hand with the #notawitch on Instagram. I’d love to hear your suggestions and what love and disability movies really floated your boat. If they are featured, the portrayal can often be inaccurate and the character is often played by a person who does not have an intellectual, developmental, or physical disability. In adapting the original story, we worked with designers and artists to come up with a new interpretation of the cat-like claws that are described in the book. There are a lot of movies that have intersections of both love and disability; it’s just super rare to have movies with disabled actors playing disabled roles with intersections of love. It is suggested that a movie is previewed before showing it to students. The movies have been a part of that process. 3. “I was horrified when I first saw that 'The Witches' had used a limb difference as part of their new movie,” the 30-year-old from South Wales in the United Kingdom told TODAY, via Facebook Messenger. document.write(currentYear); Differences should be celebrated and disability has to be normalised. Mask (staring Cher and Eric Stoltz) - About a boy with a facial deformity. 2. I don’t know if it’s a total disservice to those of us with brain injury to watch it, because you might come away thinking you really understand brain injury!

Thanks! But I do like them. This was recommended in the comments last year, and it does look cute, so I wanted to include it, especially because the majority of actors in it seem to have a disability. It’s also available through Amazon, linked here. “I’m angry that they are showing someone with a limb difference as something that should be feared and covered up.”, James was born with a limb difference and feels “comfortable and confident with it.” But she knows that children with limb differences might not feel as secure with how they look and she suspects that some children who see the movie might bully children with limb differences by calling them “witches.”. This  movie broke my heart and stayed in my mind for years. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it on YouTube for you. “‘The Witches' is not just a movie,” Kelly, 30, who lives in Chicago, told TODAY. "As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. Differences should be celebrated and disability has to be normalized," the organization wrote. I just don’t believe they were intending to hurt the community,” Kelly said. A man develops locked-in syndrome, and finds love. #NotAWitch calls out ‘#TheWitches’ movie for portrayal of disability https://t.co/aSY1U6TymE pic.twitter.com/UCU87bUeV8. This list was developed by Del-Corazon.org and not all movies were previewed. 1. For one of my senior research projects in college, I researched the representation of people with disabilities in Disney movies, as well as how they are portrayed. Nicole Kelly, crowned Miss Iowa in 2013 and a 2014 Miss America contestant, was born without her left forearm. Additional information, including specific content advisories, about each movie can be obtained from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) at I couldn’t find a  captioned trailer, but the YouTube rental movie should be – it costs $2.99. *. This is the story of a boy born without an immune system and his reach for love with the girl next door. Available on Amazon. It is our hope that families and children can enjoy the film and embrace this empowering, love-filled theme.". better check on that! It was excellent. The impact is direct, and it hurts.”. This film is about the power of kindness and friendship. It’s too treacly for me, and I’m too old for this kind of predictable love story. “This would have never, ever in a million years, been the decision that had been made if anybody related to the disability world had been included in this process. Newsday. The full movie is is on YouTube. Based on a true story, it’s about love, yes, and of rights, justice, of an impossible, wrenching world. My all-time favorite love story, disability-related or not. Hello! She balked at the movie using limb differences as something scary. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.". It’ll be great for some of you – it was popular with mainstream for a reason!

Hi Meriah, In a note … "I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences: now that I know better I promise I’ll do better.

Kelly believes movies make such mistakes because people with disabilities are not part of the conversation. Where Hope Grows - about a boy with Down Syndrome. ), and on DVD with Netflix; Amazon is linked here. “I’m angry that they are showing someone with a limb difference as something that should be feared and covered up," one woman said. talk with their children about differences. Cool movie, all kinds of everything in it.

“I do honestly believe the decision was made out of complete ignorance. This is what happens when Hollywood excludes people with disabilities.

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On one hand, sure, it’s all over brain injury and love, but on the other hand… it’s SO WRONG ABOUT BRAIN INJURY!! Learn how your comment data is processed. Available on Amazon, YouTube (not free though). A  documentary following 4 adults with Autism as they navigate romantic relationships.