Short Docs (1) 4 December 2021

The Together! 2021 Disability Film Festival presents three stories about Deaf and Disabled people and their families. On Saturday 4 December viewers could watch the Short Docs (1) programme here between 12noon and midnight GMT. Now you can follow any available links to the individual films below.

Being Marcus

Being Marcus. Cathy Hefferman. 2021. UK. 27.5m. Festival premiere. In BSL with English captions. F. DD.  Marcus Pabon-Lara loves swimming but is too self-conscious to take off his top in public.  Will a mastectomy give him the body confidence needed to go for his first swim since he was a teenager?  This observational documentary, which provides an honest insight into the experiences of a Deaf trans man, follows self-proclaimed “proud geek” Marcus during the lead up to his much-anticipated operation.  Along the way, we meet his friends and his mother, finding out more about Marcus and how he feels about his transition. In association with the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. View here on the BSL Zone website:

Fraser Syndrome and Me

Fraser Syndrome and Me. Kyle Anne Grendys. USA. 2018. 20m. In English with English captions. FFF. DDD. Fraser Syndrome & Me is the movie filmmaker Kyle Anne Grendys needed growing up. As the 75th person to be born with Fraser Syndrome she needed to know that she wasn’t as alone as she felt. Her family needed to know that there were others out there going through the same journey as them. That yes, it is going to be a long and sometimes difficult road, but there is hope. Through lots of traveling Kyle Anne and her family meet their community and find out they feel more like family. She wasn’t nearly as alone as she thought. In association with Little Wing Film Festival.

Motherhood. Crystal Leaity. 4.5m. In English, no captions. F. D. A short, sharp documentary about a mother’s experiences supporting her son into independent living with a complex disability and what sustainable care and support looks like in the longer term. In association with Little Wing Film Festival. 

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Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. Hub London FILM London BFI Fan National Lottery

Together! 2021 Disability History Month Festival. 11 November-9 December 2021. A Month of inclusive Dance, Drama, Exhibitions, Family Activities, Films, Poetry and conversations, all free and from the comfort of your own home. Including the international Together! 2021 Disability Film Festival. Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and Arts Council England.