2 Feb 2019

BFI presents 100 years of disabled people in film

Sports reporter

How people with disabilities are best represented on screen has been a challenge for the film industry for years, and it’s once more in the spotlight with Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston’s latest movie, in which he plays a quadriplegic. In an attempt to examine whether things are changing, the British Film Institute has just launched a collection of films from their archive, showing a variety of depictions of disabled people over the last 100 years. It aims to give a sense of everyday life for people who otherwise are often hidden from view