Short Docs 1 2016

SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2016:        3.30pm        

Mark 1Mood and Seasons. Mark Hemsworth. Shadowlight Artists/Film Oxford. UK. 2016. 12:06. This video by Mark Hemsworth and Naomi Morris follows Mark over a year, and explores how his SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) affects his moods. The Shadowlight Artists are an independent group of digital artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, supported by Film Oxford. Available to watch online at

Matt. Matthew Goodsell. UK. 2016. 3:08. Matthew is a filmmaker with cerebral palsy originally from Cheshire. He highlights what London means to him, discussing his place in the city as a disabled man. Made as part of the 1000 Londoners documentary series, produced by Chocolate Films. Available to watch free online at  In English with English subtitles.

Changing The Focus. Ben Ewart-Dean. UK (Wales). 2016. 20:37. LONDON PREMIERE. A short documentary featuring adults with learning disabilities talking about how life has changed for people with learning disabilities over the past forty years. Made as part of Disability Arts Cymru’s Changing The Focus? project, which encourages learning disabled people to learn about learning disabled history and to tell their own stories.
In English with English subtitles.

Close Up: June Smith. BSL Zone. UK. 2016. 28:00. In this episode of BSL Zone’s interview series, June Smith, a BSL teacher and Deaf LGBT community leader, tells Tessa Padden about how the Deaf community reacted when she came out as a lesbian in the 1960s. She also talks about her life changing educational experiences at school and university. Available to watch online at In BSL with English subtitles.