LEARNING & EDUCATION

Inclusive Filmmaking

Amputee

Rachel Handler

Inclusion for All!

When I lost my leg seven years ago in a car accident, I didn't even know what a prosthetic leg looked like. Now, I create films starring actors with disabilities because I never want another person to feel the way I did in that hospital bed; alone, afraid, and angry. The latest film I created was a sci-fi thriller for the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. 70% of roles with disabilities still go to men so we decided to have a cast of all women with disabilities. Our crew was also mostly women. I used to hide my prosthetic leg but now I love including it in every role I play on the screen and in real life.

EMPOWER OTHERS!

Share this story to help change someone's life

WELCOME TO YOOCAN

THE GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY FOR SHARING EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE BY AND FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, SO NO ONE FEELS ALONE.

BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE ANDPRIVACY POLICY.