Thursday, November 13, 2008

Film looks at disability perceptions, reality

Stephanie Yao/The Oregonian
Portland News-If you had to have a disability, which one would you choose?

That's the question posed by the documentary "Disabled Lives," directed by four Portland-area teens as part of Film Action Oregon's Project Youth Doc.

"We interviewed people all over the city — Waterfront Park, Hollywood Theatre, Pioneer Square, OHSU, Grant Park," says Nate Higby, one of the filmmakers. "Most of the people we asked were willing to talk with us, but a lot of them had trouble answering that question."

One young man in the film responds, "I don't want any disabilities." Another, after stalling, says he would choose the one that is "the least visible."

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