You can find links to films that are publicly available online within our Film Festival programmes, including (in our Archives section) from previous years. Here are some more we couldn’t fit into the programme but think are worth a view.
TLK Punk. Robert Cettl. Australia. 2012. 71:11 mins. Never shown in the UK. Unseen for close to a decade after being added to Australia’s National Film & Sound Archive, where it resides on restricted access alongside its precursor portrait of disability arts recipients. A feature-length auto-ethnographic biopic profile of disabled transgender LGBTQI underground spoken word performance art in Australia. Filmed live using natural sound and edited on commercially available home video editing software. No budget. English language. No subtitles, captions or access (due to budgetary limitations). Available to watch free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHr0PsSBOyA&t=268s
Dima’s Game. Oussayma Canbarieh. Canada. 2020. 24:00. Imagine having to leave everything you know — a job you love, your community, your home — to start over in an unfamiliar country. Since they left Syria, Dima, her husband and their two children are rebuilding their lives the way many refugees have to — and they’re doing it as wheelchair users. With English captions and audio-description. Available to watch free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkPNWbEtmzg
Ten years of Boom! Carla Pampaluna. Italy. 2019. 37:55. Unscreened in the UK. Selected for the “RoDi – Festival Reflection of disability in art” in Thessaloniki, Greece (5-10 December 2020). The history of Boom! theater company made by disabled and non-disabled people from workshops to theater performances. English captions. Available to watch free here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUTemf0ucMU&feature=youtu.be
Insight; Rob Harris; UK; 2019; 11:26; A short documentary that follows three people living with sight loss and aims to challenge people’s perceptions about their abilities. English & Spanish subtitles provided. Available to watch free here: https://vimeo.com/435736812
Seeing us Blossom [Vernos Florecer]. Claudia Castellán and Huayra Bello. Guatemala. 2020.18:30. Vernos Florecer is a short documentary presenting the artistic and political activity of a group of women with different disabilities who are determined to bring their demands to light and fight for their rights. Descriptive subtitles. Available to watch free here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYy1FUC1Ss&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MujeresConCapacidaddeSo%C3%B1araColores.