The latest blockbuster to come out of Hollywood called ‘Me Before You’ is seen as a gross misrepresentation of the lived experience of most disabled people. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. A young man becomes disabled, he falls in love with his ‘carer’ and they have a fantastic year together but despite her protests, he decides to end his life at Dignitas so she can move on and he is no longer a burden to her.
A critique of the book by Crippled Scholar can be found at http://bit.ly/25bbRf6
Not Dead Yet UK is deeply concerned to see yet another film which casts non-disabled people as disabled people and shows the lives of disabled people as not worth living.
The film premiered at the Curzon in Mayfair at 7pm on the 25th May.
Further coverage of the protest and concerns around the film:
This film did not raise the issue of medication intake and cost of medication.