This short video has already garnered over 800,000 views, with coverage on Inside Edition, BBC Trending, Yahoo, Huffington Post, The Gloss, Laughing Squid and many others.
The short film chronicles a day in the life of Jonathan, living in New York City, who was born with Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. Jon uses footage from a hidden camera disguised as a button on his shirt to show what he has to deal with: mistaken identity, harassment, condescension, and bigotry.
Novick’s final question to the viewer is potent:
“The next time you see someone who is different than you, think about what their day might be like. Think about all the events of their life leading up to that point…and think about what part of their day do you want to be?”
The film was produced by DCTV’s program Media Enabled Musketeers. Media Enabled Musketeers is a media program for American and Russian citizens who have disabilities and for filmmakers who are interested in disability issues.
(via press release)