The talents of Deaf and Disabled women filmmakers, actors and artists are showcased in our opening night event.
Triple Oppression. Vilma Jackson. UK. 2020. 4:58. A Deaf woman’s struggle to fit in socially, racially and professionally. How does she try to overcome all these barriers in order to get to her dream destination? Vilma’s personal performance charts the issues faced on her journey and how certain barriers were challenged. It is a story of defiance, independence and positivity for those who have been oppressed or discriminated against. In British Sign Language with English captions and voiceover. 3F. 3D.
Faith. Sahera Khan. UK. 2019. 6:20. Taliha and Marlyn are very good friends, Marlyn came out as a lesbian a couple of years ago. Taliha is uncomfortable with this although she wants to speak to Marlyn about LGBT+ issues. In British Sign Language with English captions. 3F. 3D. Winner of the Kat Award for Best Film in a Language other than English.
Voices from the Knitting Circle. Julie McNamara. UK. 2018. A chilling glimpse into the secret worlds and stolen years inside the asylums – ‘Persons fit to be removed’ cast out of sight on the fringes of society, were all these people truly Mad, Bad and Dangerous? Who is next? English captions and audio-description. 3F. 3D.
Passing Through. Deborah Caulfield. UK. 2018. 3:00. Festival Premiere. Using sound and manipulated images, Deborah Caulfield shares her journey of physical and emotional survival. 3F. 3D.