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Comunicar Journal 18: Discovering Media (Vol. 9 - 2002)


Olga-María Alegre-de-la-Rosa


Throughout history the cinema has reflected a lot of disability forms. This has always been from the point of view of a non-disabled. Disabled people are an important social group whose image can be affected by cinema approach where their point of view is not predominant but rather isolated, in fact, the attention is centered on social stereotypes which have nothing to do with these people’s daily lives or their various possibilities. That’s why for teachers this is a basic tool in their goal to assess human diversity in its countless aspects.


Cinema, films disability, exclusión, valour, diversity

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