Watch online now at www.onarollmovie.com
We’ve come a long way since 1990. We’ve also come a long way since 2000. That year, the disability community, led by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) planned a 24-city, cross-country relay that celebrated the 10-year anniversary of ADA.
That relay and the events of July 26, 2000 are a major part of the award winning PBS documentary film, “On A Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream.” It is a nostalgic look back at the disability community’s biggest celebration to date.
The film was made by Joanne Caputo, who learned of my work as host of “On A Roll Radio” as a result of the friendship our young sons developed in Yellow Springs, OH. It started with her bringing her camcorder to our house.
From now, throughout the month of July, “On A Roll” is available free at www.onarollmovie.com. Please enjoy and spread the word about it. When it aired on PBS, 1.2 million people saw the initial broadcast. Hopefully, we can reach as many people this month as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA.
Star Studded Cast!
Here are most of the people with cameos in the film, in order of appearance:
Greg A. Smith, Jr.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Dr. JR Harding
Dr. Mitch Tepper
Ann Marie Hughey
Senator Tom Harkin
Vice President Al Gore
Ted Kennedy Jr.
Senator Edward Kennedy
President Bill Clinton
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Joyce Preston Scott
Get your popcorn ready! I hope you enjoy one of the greatest disability documentaries ever made.