Elevator Pitch

(Elevator Pitch)

In New York, hundreds of thousands of people live in wheelchairs and many others with reduced mobility. But public transport, especially the subway, remains woefully inaccessible to them.

This short documentary captures the vicissitudes of disabled passengers in New York's largest transportation network, where less than a quarter of stations have an elevator. Commuting to work can take hours, and just getting in and out is a test of physical stamina and courage for many. But despite injuries, deaths and appeals for change, accessibility for all is still a distant dream in the largest city in the United States.

About the film

Director: Martyna Starosta
USA
2020 | 13 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

International premiere

Category

Short and Apt

Director

Martyna Starosta

Filmography
2020 - Elevator Pitch
2017 - Care in Chaos
2011 - We the People Have Found Our Voice
2011 - Nobody Can Predict the Moment of Revolution

Martyna Starosta

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