The Biggest Obstacle follows the investigations of researcher and disability rights activist Jessica Murray as she examines accessibility in the New York City Transit System. Over a two year period, she progresses from a vocal activist to a person of actual influence and import in the system, all while under the shadow of her own imminent decline into disability due to multiple sclerosis. The documentary features numerous interviews and ride-alongs with people with a variety of disabilities as they discuss and demonstrate their experiences with the transit system, and their activism to fight for their rights. Also included is documentation of numerous protests and an exclusive interview and ride-along with New York Transit President Andy Byford as he discusses the work he did to improve accessibility and his sudden departure from that position in the middle of restructuring the system.
Directed, Written, and Produced by Gearóid Dolan
Associate Producer: Jessica Murray
Music composed and recorded by Gearóid Dolan
Jessica De La Rosa
Gearóid Dolan is ACT’s Technical Instructor – Media.
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