Documentaries Sunday 3 December 2023

Sunday’s Documentaries feature Deaf and Disabled people in the UK, US, Australia and Ukraine as they explore their passions and dismantle barriers in the process. This programme has now ended.

still from the filmAbiliTV. Jorge Nieto. Australia. 2023. 5m. European Premiere. In English with English captions. D. Meet Ashley and Cale, the two resilient hosts of ROPE TV, and explore the wider impact of the show.


still from the filmWe are filmmakers too. Thomas Waddington. Australia. 2023. 4m 21s. World Premiere. In English with English captions. DD. A short film by Griffith Film School students about the student filmmakers of Bus Stop Films.


still from the filmInvisible World. Kym McDaniel. United States. 2023. 5m 39s. European Premiere. In English with English captions and Audio Description. FFF, DDD. Accompany the filmmaker through their medical appointment as they attempt to access the Disabled parking scheme in the state of Utah. Trigger warning: medical trauma.

still from the filmThe Ascension Series: Morag Skelton. Matt Pycroft. UK.  5m 9s. In English with English captions and BSL. F, D. Meet Morag, a Deaf climber based in Scotland, and find out more about what drives her passion for the mountains.


still from the filmDiversity that strengthens us. Maksym Chuzha. Ukraine. 2023. 4m 58s. European Premiere. In Ukrainian with English captions. D. Introducing Volodymyr Konev, a young Deaf Ukrainian museum worker specialising in painting and restoration.

still from the filmSay what you see. Andrew Mister, Joao Bulsing. United States. 2023. 30m. European Premiere. In English with English captions. D. This is the story of the untapped potential of audio description. When Thomas Reid became blind as an adult, he created a podcast to advocate for audio description. Simultaneously, media has begun to incorporate audio descriptions into their showings. Say What You See introduces you to the many faces of audio description and how the audience, sighted or blind, can benefit from using audio description.

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