Code of the Freaks

On the Edge


Code of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using clips spanning over 100 years of filmmaking and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, the documentary debunks well-worn tropes and dares to imagine a cinematic landscape that centers on the voices of disabled people. Followed by a Q&A session with writer and producer Alyson Patsavas.


  • United States / 2020
  • 69 min / HD file
  • English
  • Subtitles: No Subtitle
  • Directors: Salome Chasnoff
  • Producers: Salome Chasnoff, Susan Nusbaum, Alyson Patsavas, Jerzy Rose, Carrie Sandahl
  • Writers: Susan Nussbaum, Alyson Patsavas, Carrie Sandahl
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