Disability Tag Archive

Documentary

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

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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Animation, Documentary

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

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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Documentary, Music, Premiere

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

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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Film Festival, Live Action

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

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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Live Action

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

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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Art & Fashion

Wheelchair Dance

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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Documentary

2-3-1

John Merizalde's rousing documentary takes us into the minds of the US Paralympic Soccer Team ahead of their trip to compete in the Rio Olympics.

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Live Action, Podcasts

DN336: Asaf Korman Delves into the Heart of Unhealthy Symbiotic Relationships in Sibling Drama ‘Next to Her’

Israeli director Asaf Korman joins us on the podcast with feature debut ‘Next to Her’, an intimate and very personal look at the themes of co-dependence

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Animation, Premiere

Jessica Ashman Finds Acceptance of the Other in her BAFTA Winning Short ‘Fixing Luka’

Premiering online here at DN, Jessica Ashman’s beautifully intricate stop-motion short 'Fixing Luka' tells the affecting story of Lucy, a girl who believes

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Live Action

Kire Paputts Challenges Preconceptions About Special Needs Actors in ‘The Rainbow Kid’

DN alumni Kire Paputts tell us how his forthcoming feature 'The Rainbow Kid' bucks the norm without succumbing to lazy cinematic conventions, to tell the

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Art & Fashion

Do Not Stare

Volkan Ergen sets an impressionistic, jump cut journey to the words of Turkish author and editor Pınar Deniz’s poem about her existence within a society

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Documentary

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but the Catholic church is in somewhat of a quandary of late. What with the fact that it is effectively leaderless

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