The Together! 2021 Disability Film Festival presents a trio of short stories about human connection. On Sunday 5 December you could watch the Short Dramas (2) programme here between 12noon and midnight GMT. Shortly, any publicly available links to individual films will be added to this programme.
Feeling Through. Doug Roland. USA. 2020. 18m 17s. F. D. In English with English captions. A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man. Nominated for an Academy Award. See the Short Docs (2) programme for Connecting the Dots, a documentary about the making of Feeling Through.
Signs and Gestures. Reece Smith and Itandehui Jansen. UK. 12m. 2021. Festival Premiere. In English with English captions. FFF. DD. Florist Clara relies on smell, touch and sound. She has recently been chatting with Art student Simon through a dating app. They arrange to meet in person. However, during their first date an unexpected situation arises. In association with Little Wing Film Festival.
Veneer. Louis Neethling. UK. 2020. 28m. In British Sign Language with English captions. Middle-aged sisters Mimi and Martha still live together. In fact, Martha still cooks, cleans and oversees Mimi’s life, afraid that her Deaf sister cannot cope on her own. Mimi, in turn, hides behind a veneer of make-up and wigs to avoid confronting her non-starter life. But everything is not what it seems. In association with the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust. View on the BSL Zone website here: https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/veneer
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. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub