Disability Goes to the Movies
In what year did the first movie with a character with an intellectual disability get made?
The life of Derek Bartly, a man with an intellectual disability, was dramatized in the 1991 movie ‘Let Him Have It.’ Bartly's life led to a significant social change in England with repercussions in Canada and throughout the British Empire … that change was:
The founding of the Special Olympics World Games
The establishment of the principle of full work for full pay for people with disabilities
The abolition of the death penalty
The abolition of marriage laws forbidding the marriage of people with disabilities
Charlie Chaplin is remembered as a comedian but he wrote most of his own films. In one of his most famous film his character ‘the tramp’ befriends a blind flower girl and attempts to restore her sight. What was the name of this film?
At The Races
The Flower Girl
The film ‘Johnny Belinda’ featured a young girl, known as the town ‘dummy’ who is deaf. The film was set in what Canadian province?
Chris Burke, an actor with Down Syndrome, is well known for the series “Life Goes On” but he also was a featured player in what other television programme?
The Young and the Restless
Touched by An Angel
Moulin Rouge features the real life character of Toulouse-Lautrec, he is portrayed by an actor who is on his knees in close ups and by a dwarf in long shots. In reality, what was the source of his short stature.
He was a dwarf.
Both his parents were short.
A botched operation affected his growth pattern
His height is a historical myth, he was simply shorter than most.
Love! Valour! Compassion was one of the first movies that featured almost entirely gay characters. One of the film’s characters had a disability … what was that disability?
The Canadian animated series ‘Quads’ was based on the life of what famous person with a disability?
Peter Sellers plays a man with an intellectual disability in the film ‘Being There’ … in that film what was the occupation of the character.
In “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” the main character has a stroke to the brain stem, what was his occupation before the stroke left him with near total paralysis.