Short stature, as a subject rather than a parody, is appearing more often in the media these days. This may indicate the beginning of a change in societies' views. Listed below are programs that are currently available, either on TV or at Youtube.
- Short and Male
With a touch of humour, this 54 minute film examines the obstacles that short statured men face every day in life, love and work.
The film was broadcast on Canada's CTV on May 24, 2008.
CNN with Paula Zahn, Report on Heightism, Aired 3/19/07.
Matt Campisi, president of the National Organization of Short Statured Adults (NOSSA) and Ellen Frankel, author of "Beyond Measure: a memoir about short stature & inner growth" are interviewed by CNN's Dan Lothian. This is a thoughtful report on how short people are treated in life, relationships and the workplace.
Little People, Big World
This successful series on The Learning channel, now in it's second season, follows the daily lives of Matt Roloff and his family. Matt, his wife Amy and son Zach are little people. Jeremy, Molly and Jacob are of average height. Episodes of the show typically showcase one or more members of the Roloff family engaging in everyday activities such as shopping, athletics and dealing with household finances. Matt is a strong advocate for the rights of little people and a former president of Little People of America. His book, Against Tall Odds: Being a David in a Goliath World chronicles his business and professional success in the face of medical and social adversity.
F*** Off, I'm Small
An episode of BBC Three's Body Image Season, this
this program follows 4' 8" Paul Lowe on his mission to find out how small men cope in a big world. This program is available at Youtube:
- WAMU 88.5 FM: Size Matters
Stephen Hall, author of Size Matters is interviewed by Dianne Rehm. In this 51 minute audio broadcast, Mr. Hall discusses his motivation for writing the book and answers questions from callers.
This 52 minute documentary was produced in Israel by director Edan Alterman. The dialog is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Through personal interviews, conversation with teenage boys, meetings with experts and considerable humor and self exposure, Alterman sets out to examine how height affects men who are shorter than others.
- Small World Movie
A documentary capturing little people struggles and triumphs.