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New Streaming Service Showcasing Films by and About People With Disabilities

[An important story from correspondent Elisa F.G. – AC]

“There’s nothing on!” Every television has heard that in its lifetime but the tv’s of the world take our crap because they know we are just frustrated and don’t really mean what we say. Obviously there is a ton of everything on, to watch anywhere, on whatever can hold a charge! Hell! How many of us can rewatch movies in our minds from start to finish? There’s often a 3 o’clock matinee of The Big Lebowski in my head.

So It’s not that ‘nothing is on’, there’s too much on – causing the content that may quench your content thirst to be drowned out…leaving you parched!

There’s a new streaming site that is narrowing down what it offers audiences vs. other sites that promise everything and anything under the sun and in celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ReelAbilities Film Festival has launched its own streaming service with a catalogue of cinema offering real and raw perspectives, experiences and stories within the disability community.

“Over the past fifteen years, our festival has amassed an incredible collection of films that deserve wider recognition. Unfortunately, many of these exceptional works have not been given the attention they deserve. With ReelAbilitiesStream.org, we are proud to establish the most comprehensive platform, amplifying these voices and providing a well-deserved spotlight for these highly demanded films.” Says Issac Zablocki, the director and co-founder of ReelAbilities Film Festival.

A pay-per-view model is up and running wth prices starting at $1.99 per film, the site went live July 11th and is already on track to becoming the largest hub for disability-themed films, paving the way for more inclusive storytelling and smashing down any and all barriers that may block these powerful voices from being heard. Zablocki also ensures that the films will be fully accessible to everyone. “Every film on the platform will be equipped with pioneering accessibility features, including full open captions and audio descriptions. Additional, innovative accessibility features will be rolled out by the end of the year.”

Alan Cross

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