The Deadliest Disease in America

Crystal Emery
“Nobody wanted to talk about what racism looks like in healthcare,” said Crystal R. Emery, filmmaker, author, activist, and public speaker, speaking of her challenges in making her latest documentary. In “The Deadliest Disease in America,” Emery traces the history of racism in American healthcare and unveils the continuing disparities in the quality of ... Read more

‘El Candidato’: A documentary about Bryan Russell, the first man with Down syndrome to run for public office.

Bryan Russell, a man with short brown hair stands arm in arm with a woman with short brown hair. The woman holds his head between her hands and smiles.
When a filmmaker, such as Ryan Marley, and a disability rights activist, like Bryan Russell, team up, good things are about to happen. In this case, the documentary film ‘El Candidato’ that portrays Bryan Russell, the first man with Down syndrome running for public office. ABILITY Magazine interviewed both of them about their future ... Read more

Jess Orcsik — Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

Jess Orcsik
Good things come from Down Under. One in particular—the Focus On Ability Short Film Festival—celebrates films examining the abilities of people with disabilities. Now in its 10th year, the festival is the brainchild of Martin Wren, CEO of Nova Employment. Wren’s inspiration for the festival was to end bullying in schools by educating youth ... Read more