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All Riders

The battle for accessibility in the New York City subway told by those fighting it.

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Minorities, Politics, Personal Doc, and Human Rights
Synopsis

On January 28th 2019, 22-year-old Malaysia Goodson was hauling her 1-year-old daughter Rhylee in a stroller down a flight of subway stairs in Midtown Manhattan. Like 75% of the subway stations in New York City, there were no elevators for Goodson to take. Malaysia died tumbling down the stairs. Rhylee survived. The shockwaves of this incident rippled across disabled communities in New York who vowed to bring justice to Goodson.

All Riders is a documentary short that thrusts its viewers on the frontlines of the disability rights movement in New York City. Following one of its leaders Sasha Blair Goldensohn, co-founder of the Elevator Action Group at Rise and Resist NY, we take a peek behind the curtain with those that expose and combat the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) repeated efforts to deny its disabled riders fair and equal access to public transportation.

Stage
finished
Running time
16 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Chalice Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2019-2021
Locations
New York City
Prod. Partners
Branton Choi

Distribution Details

Release year
2021
Festivals
Official Selection Doc NYC (2021), Official Selection Palm Springs Short Fest (2021), Vimeo Staff Pick, BAFTA Global Student Awards Shortlist (2021)
Awards
Vimeo Staff Pick, Carl Lerner Award for Social Significance - First Run Film Festival
Distribution
PBS POV Shorts
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS POV Shorts
Language
English

Photos

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