The Real Story: Media Coverage of Disability Issues in Minnesota (Short)

Director: Jerry Smith
Year: 2013
Running Time: 29 minutes

An exploration of disability advocacy, activism, struggles, and accomplishments over the past 40 years as reported in Minnesota and national publications. From the early newsletters of nonprofit organizations to the beginning of disability-focused media in the 1990s and current online journalism, The Real Story illustrates the power of media in promoting the social inclusion, legal rights, and well-being of those with disabilities who have often been invisible and marginalized in mainstream society.

2014 AVA Digital Awards – Platinum Award