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'The Ability Exchange,' Indiewire's September Project of the Month, is a 'One-Man Band' Empathy Engine

The director behind the upcoming documentary talks about his experiences crafting a film with (and for) the disability community.


For Bing Wang, making a documentary has been an all-or-nothing process. Between the inclusive approach to his subjects and his assumption of an enormous majority of production roles, Wang has taken on a hefty set of responsibilities with his new film "The Ability Exchange."

Earlier this spring, Wang returned to NYU, his alma mater, to document the work being done at the ABILITY Lab. There, researchers and instructors in the Disability Studies department are working on ways to increase public understanding of the issues facing those within the disability community.

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