Disability Tag Archive

A Young Down Syndrome Man Adopts a Heroic Identity to Confess a Lifelong Love in Émile V. Schlesser’s ‘Superhero’

Live Action, Premiere

17th June, 2021

Émile V. Schlesser speaks to DN about the challenges of executing an ambitious water-based set piece for his debut short film 'Supehero'.

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Jerry Rothwell’s ‘The Reason I Jump’ Viscerally Brings the World of Non-Speaking Autism to Life

Documentary, Live Action

15th June, 2021

Jerry Rothwell takes DN inside the 360° sound and hyper-stylised portraiture of his enthralling documentary depiction of life with non-speaking autism.

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NONO Deconstructs Conventional Portrayals of Disability with Liberating Dance-Doc ‘Toke’

Documentary

26th March, 2021

NONO tells DN about the lengthy conversational process that shaped 'Toke' — an intimate dance portrait exploring pain, disability and liberation.

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Jimmy Olsson Challenges Our Preconceived Notions of Disability and Sexual Desire in Forthright Drama ‘Alive’

Live Action

1st February, 2021

Jimmy Olsson returns to discuss why he was drawn to confront the misguided preconceptions about disability and sexual intimacy in his new short 'Alive'.

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A Disabled Comedian Becomes a Father During His Stand-Up Routine in David Abramsky’s One-Shot Short ‘Dad Joke’

Live Action, Premiere

12th June, 2020

David Abramsky details the rigorous preproduction process and memorable audience responses from his one-shot comedy/drama, 'Dad Joke'.

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A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2019

Rosie Westhoff discusses working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and pushing beyond expectations on her new short 'Our Sister’.

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Isabel Morales Bondy Documents an Intimate Meeting Between Two Deafblind Women in ‘A Woman like Me’

Documentary

23rd September, 2019

Isabel Morales Bondy tells DN how she got up-close & personal, documenting the intimate & profound meeting between 2 deafblind women in 'A Woman Like Me'.

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LGBTQ+ Learning Disabled Artist Matthew Kennedy Shares His Exploration of Identity Through Film

Animation, Documentary

21st November, 2018

Director Matthew Kennedy discusses being a spokesperson for the LGBTQ+ learning disabled community and how he explores his identity through film.

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Iqbal Ahmed Pays Homage to the Therapeutic Power of Music in Inspiring Documentary Short ‘Offbeat’

Documentary, Music, Premiere

18th June, 2018

LA-based Writer/Director Iqbal Ahmed takes DN behind the scenes of his inspiring documentary portrait about the therapeutic power of music, ‘Offbeat’.

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A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Pre-Bout Battle of Wills in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s ‘Fighter’

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2017

Ten minutes before a match, a Down’s syndrome boxer fights for his right to get in the ring in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s visceral short.

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Director Rob Savage Looks to Connect Deaf and Hearing Audiences with genre film ‘Dawn of the Deaf’

Live Action

14th June, 2017

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss how he injected fresh blood into the veins of undead storytelling with his new take on the horror/zombie short.

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Wheelchair Dance

Art & Fashion

5th December, 2016

Inspired by the wheelchair and contemporary dance, Yasuhiro Tamura's kinetic short challenges the notion that endeavour inevitably leads to reward.

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