Short Docs (2) 5 December 2021

The Together! 2012 Disability Film Festival presents true stories featuring Deaf and Disabled people from across the world. On Sunday 5 December you could watch the Short Docs (2) programme here between 12noon and midnight GMT. Now you can follow any available links to the individual films below.

Deaflympics: Running out of time

Deaflympics: Running out of time. Sebastian Cunliffe. UK. 2020. 28m. UK Festival Premiere. In BSL with English captions. F. DDD. Presenter Aimee Campbell-Nottage looks at the history of the Deaflympic Games, which started in 1924 and continues to pit the best Deaf sportspeople from across the world against each other.  Aimee also looks at how the Deaflympics celebrates Deaf culture and brings people from across the world together in a celebration of sport.  But, what about the future of the Deaflympics?  Is it really Running Out Of Time?  In association with the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. View here on the BSL Zone website:


Sensei. Jill Roberts. Canada. 2021. 23m. UK Premiere. In English with English captions. FFF. DDD. A film about Natalie Olson, the first Canadian with Down Syndrome to achieve her black belt in Wado Kai Karate, and her coach of over 20 years, Sensei Heather Fidyk. We join them as Natalie trains for her next big challenge. Sensei is about friendship, finding joy in challenging yourself, and the power of believing in your dreams.

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots. Doug Roland. 2020. 24m. F. D. In English with English captions. Tracking the 7-year journey from chance encounter to the creation of the first film ever to star a DeafBlind actor. The story behind the story of the Oscar-nominated short film “Feeling Through” — see the Short Dramas (2) programme.

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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.
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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.