WebMovie: Code of the Freaks

selection of film clips and actors. Text: "Code of the Freaks"

Code of the Freaks is a documentary film examining the representation of disabled people in Hollywood movies. The film investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves. Code of the Freaks debunks well-worn tropes — the miracle cure, the blind guy driving a car, the magical little people, the face-feelers, the sexless, the better-off-dead — and brings an entirely fresh perspective. It dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that centers the voices of disabled people.


This film contains images from more than a century’s worth of Hollywood cinema
and therefore depicts some nudity, sexual content, and violence, particularly
violence against people with disabilities.

Join us to watch and discuss this film on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, December 13 at 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Participation in this event is available through an internet
connection or a phone call. Please register in advance below.
Disability Network Southwest Michigan believes all people deserve full
access and inclusion in our programs and services and will make every
effort to secure necessary accommodations for participants in our
events. Please register as soon as possible if you will require an
accommodation to participate.


Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.