Disability Rights Documentary Available Online
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
July 26, 2006
LEWISTON, MAINE--Disability rights advocate and filmmaker Mike Reynolds has made his documentary, "Million Dollar Bigot", available at no charge via the Internet.
The 19-minute video features well-known leaders in the disability rights community, along with former NBC reporter John Hockenberry and actor Robert David Hall from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", commenting on 'right to die' movement and the negative impact of Clint Eastwood's movie "Million Dollar Baby" on people with disabilities.
Many people have criticized Eastwood's portrayal of a heroine with a spinal cord injury who is taken off life support and left to die. Some have speculated that the character's death might have been a form of retaliation against Eastwood, who was sued by a wheelchair user over accessibility problems at his resort.
"Million Dollar Bigot" has been screened at the Reel Life Film Festival in Detroit. It is scheduled for screening on July 29 with the Maine Social Forum Film Festival, and the "Dis This" film series in New York City in mid-September.
"Million Dollar Bigot"