Nina Oyama & Angus Thompson explain why the representation of disability on film matters

However, disability is different. Firstly, because disabled people are real, and secondly, because when able-bodied actors “crip up” they effectively steal roles from the disabled community. If Cate was right, and all actors could truly play roles outside of their lived experience, then disabled actors could depict able-bodied characters on screen. But that never happens ever.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Arts, Culture, Sport, Recreation

Author:
Nina Oyama & Angus Thompson

Source:
The Music

Date published:
Thu 21st Mar, 2019