Short stories from around the world on International Day of Disabled People 2022. The programme has now ended but you can see the film details below. Email us with your comments and feedback.
Butterflies. Seyed Mohammad Mir Heidari. Iran. 2022. 15m. World Premiere. In Persian with English captions. D. Aslan, a Deaf boy falls in love with Selma, a blind girl, but the story is something else.
Antoshka. Daria Evgeneva. Latvia. 2022. 18m 4s. UK Premiere. In Latvian with English captions. D. A young blind man named Anton goes to a rehabilitation centre for the blind, where he learns how to adapt to the realities of everyday life.
Ilalon Ag Nibalikas (Unspoken Hope). Christian Ramoso. Philippines. 2022. 7m 43s. UK Premiere. In Filipino with English captions. D. Ilalon Ag Nibalikas (Unspoken Hope) follows the story of Dr. Leah M. Surot, a dedicated Special Education (SPED) teacher from Pangasinan, Philippines. The film focuses on Teacher Leah’s persistent efforts to educate Deaf children. The film also exposes how society continues to deny children with additional needs access to opportunities, as well as how Teacher Leah stands firm for her students right to a normal and independent life.