Based on the idea that cinema is one of the most effective ways of representation of reality and is also a cultural representation, it is possible to state that the subjects dealt with in the cinema are actually a reflection of social life. Disabled individuals constitute one of the most disadvantaged groups of society. It is seen that the concept of disability and its representations take place in a very limited number of media productions. It is known that the representations of the disabled in the media are made according to certain patterns and that these representations reinforce the prejudices in the society. Disabled individuals take place in media productions either as weak, dependent, in need of help, other, victims of violence or as superhuman others in success stories. These two forms of representation are attitudes that make them look ‘abnormal’, which reinforces the discrimination that individuals with disabilities are exposed to in daily life. This study examines how disabled characters are represented in cinema. In this context, the concept of disability and the position of disabled individuals in the social structure were examined by the method of deciphering the concept of disability and how disabled characters are represented in Miracle (2015) film selected as examples by addressing the position of disabled individuals in the social structure.
Keywords: Disabled, representation, Mucize, framing analysis