Jonathan Novick Documents Life as a Little Person in NYC

Encore: January 29, 2015

When filmmaker Jonathan Novick wanted to document his daily experience as a little person navigating the city, he wore a hidden camera and recorded his interactions with fellow New Yorkers and tourists.

The result was Don’t Look Down On Me, a six-minute video that went viral on YouTube with over 2.5 million hits. Novick joined MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to talk about the video and the discussion it created about the sometimes-hidden challenges of physical disability.

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