‘Don’t Look Down On Me’, A Little Person Used Button Cam to Document How People React to Him

In Don’t Look Down on Me, little person filmmaker Jonathan Novick used a button camera to demonstrate how people in New York City react to his appearance. The resulting footage, which included inappropriate questions, offensive statements and surreptitious picture taking, along with some very insightful first-person narration make up this wonderful short documentary.

I don’t want to tell anyone what to do or what to think or how to feel but instead, what I’ll do is ask. I’ll ask that the next time you see someone who is different than you, think about what their day might be like. Think about all the events of their life leading up to that point and think about their day and think about what part of their day do you want to be.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.