Jonathan Novick Documents Life as a Little Person in NYC
January 29, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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.
MetroFocus is made possible by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation and the Estate of Roland Karlen.