SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2016: 1.15pm
Work With Disability. Ashar Smith. Creative Opportunities. UK. 2016. 16:00. FESTIVAL PREMIERE. Working With Disability is a short film directed by blind filmmaker Ashar Smith, in which disabled people share their experiences of employment and the barriers they face. The film was premiered in June 2016 at the UK Houses of Parliament, preceding a debate between leading MPs and disability campaigners. Available to watch online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmfemyi3SIQ
Found in Love. Charlie Swinbourne. Juggle Productions for BSL Zone. UK. 2016. 28:00. Three Deaf people, Lesley Reeves Costi, Dean Kamitsis and Diane Borthwick-Hare, tell us how they got more than they bargained for upon falling in love. Meeting their Deaf partners led to them learning sign language and finding their Deaf identities, changing their lives for the better. Available to watch online at http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/found-love/?subs=subs In BSL and voiced English.
Found in the UK. Charlie Swinbourne. Juggle Productions for BSL Zone. UK. 2016. 28:00. Three Deaf people explain how they found the Deaf world, their Deaf identities and BSL after they moved to the UK from other countries. We learn about their lives, their relationships and their reasons for coming to the UK. This programme features Ahmed Mudawi, Dani Sive and Mangai Sutharsan. Available to watch online at http://www.bslzone.co.uk/