WHEELCHAIR USERS TELL THEIR STORIES
IN ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARIES
Despite having no experience as a filmmaker, the change came naturally to her.
Being behind the camera made it
even easier for Dani Izzie to ensure her story emphasized the normalcy of
living life with a disability and avoid the “overcoming all odds” storyline
that nondisabled filmmakers fixate on in movies about disability.
“I focus on concrete solutions and figure it out like any other new parent,” she says.
“With a spinal cord injury, I honestly think it makes me a stronger parent.
I know how to prepare for massive challenges.
What matters is what you can give your children emotionally, physically and mentally.”