2020• Documentary •1h09
Offend one… And you offend them all. Code of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, it’s a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters: Of Mice and Men, Million Dollar Baby, Forrest Gump, Avatar...
This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people and of disabled people toward themselves. It dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that takes disabled people seriously. A well timed critique to intervene in an emerging international conversation about inclusion and representation.
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Director: Salome Chasnoff