'Tipping point': Oscars filmmakers hail disability progress
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Los Angeles (AFP) – This year, the Oscars will feature a best picture contender about a drummer with hearing loss, a nominated documentary exploring a hippie camp for disabled youths, and a nod for the first film ever to star a deafblind actor. It’s a step forward for disability representation in Hollywood, nominated filmmakers told AFP — but one that must be built on to prevent progress slipping away from our screens yet again.  Until now, Tinseltown producers “haven’t done a very good job — but they know that, we’re making them aware of that,” said “Sound of Metal” supporting actor nominee…

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