"The Ability Exchange" Film Screening

For NYU Community

Ability Exchange

The NYU Ability Project invites you to the screening of The Ability Exchange, followed by a discussion with its director, Bing Wang (TSOA ’13) and Allan Goldstein, professor in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. A light reception will follow.

The Ability Exchange is a documentary film about an innovative disability studies course (Disability Studies: CAM 2204) at NYU Tandon where students and self-advocates with cerebral palsy team up to make movies. This observational film illustrates the trajectory of personal growth and bonding that these first-time filmmakers experience, during a journey that blurs the lines between ability and disability and challenges definitions of “normalcy” and “inspiration.” The Ability Exchange invites the viewer to reflect on what it takes to understand and appreciate a person, a community, a culture, and how this exchange of abilities and perspectives empowers lives.

Welcome remarks by Jelena Kovačević, William R. Berkley Professor and Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
The Ability Exchange film screening (1 hr 15 min)
Q&A with filmmaker Bing Wang (TSOA ’13) and Professor Allan Goldstein
Reception with refreshments

Download the audio description on Greta

Accessibility note: The Ability Exchange is on Greta! For blind audiences or people with specific visual needs, please install the app and download the audio description soundtrack for our film in advance of the screening.