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Bentonville Film Festival Features Disabled Filmmakers and Actors

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The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) took to the screens – both live in Arkansas and virtual on computers and TV sets throughout the country – for its seventh year.

Chaired by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, BFF champions women and diverse voices. According to festival programmers, out of all films selected for this year’s program, 8 percent of the directors identify as having a disability, as well as 4 percent of the writers and 4 percent of the leads.

Below please find a guide to several of the films featuring disability in the plot or talent with disabilities. “CODA” The opening spotlight film, “CODA,” is about a hearing teenage girl who is a child of Deaf adults.

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