Jonathan Novick Documents Life as a Little Person in NYC

January 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, and Judy and Josh Weston.

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