Films for Disability Pride Month

A woman with a prosthetic leg sits on a chair with her dog, with text promoting Disability Pride Month films.

Established in recognition of the Americans with Disabilities Act, #DisabilitiesPrideMonth is celebrated each July to honor the stories of those living with disabilities. Join us as we explore those stories with this collection of films on Kanopy at

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Jason Tyrrell
Kanopy General Manager
Two men in suits stand against a light background with text: "An Irish Goodbye," "Academy Award Winner Best Live Action Short.
An Irish Goodbye (2022) on IMDb

An Irish Goodbye

Winner of Best Live Action Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards. On a farm in rural Northern Ireland, estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan are forced to reunite following the untimely death of their mother. But when the pair discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mum, their pained reunion takes an altogether different course.

A man and a child gaze at each other closely. Text on the image reads "Blind Faith.
Blind Faith (2016) on IMDb

Blind Faith

This documentary follows the stirring personal journey, both intimate and universal, of a man coming to terms with his disability and struggling with the roles of father, husband, and successful entrepreneur, breaking through the myths of blindness and broadening our understanding of the complex hidden realities facing the blind community.

Four individuals with Down syndrome smiling above the text "Born This Way" and the A&E logo.
Born This Way (2015) on IMDb

Born this Way

Born this Way follows a group of seven young adults born with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and life long dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships, and work, all while defying society’s expectations.

A woman in a jacket signs "I love you" on a blue poster with the text: "Deaf Jam: A film by Judy Lieff.
Deaf Jam (2011) on IMDb

Deaf Jam

Deaf Jam is the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski’s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

A graphic of a silhouette with colorful patterns and text promoting the film "Wizard Mode" with festival selections.
Wizard Mode (2016) on IMDb

Wizard Mode

In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is only unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning-speed challenges. Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering Wizard Mode, and is now one of the top pinball players in the world. He also happens to have autism.

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