The Together! Disability Film Festival is a free festival for all film lovers, as well as for those who want to see disabled people’s lives represented within the moving image, and/or learn more about the diverse communities and individuals that make up 1 in 4 of the UK’s population.
Running from 6-8pm on 9 December and from 12-8pm on 10 & 11 December (read on for the programme), with screenings before 6pm suitable for a family audience, the Together! 2016 Disability Film Festival brings together films of all budgets, lengths and genres from across the world that are either made by a disabled filmmaker, or feature a significant disabled character(s).
The Festival includes films by and about people with learning difficulties, people with mobility or sensory impairments, people with mental health difficulties and people with long-term health conditions. The majority of the films have not been shown in London before, and many of the filmmakers will be present.
The Festival is intended to be fully accessible, with step-free access, ‘relaxed’ screenings, an induction loop and live audio-description on demand. Most of the films are short, and audience members are welcome to come and go as they please. Many of the films are captioned, have BSL interpretation or contain no language. However, the Festival is aimed at a mainstream audience rather than just disabled people and their friends and families.
Event of Note – Saturday 10th December 2016 – Screening & Debate: Double Discrimination
With BSL Interpretation. A light lunch will be provided. Do disabled actors and filmmakers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) face twice the barriers that their peers do? What should we all be doing to acknowledge and tackle discrimination, both within the disability community and the mainstream? All are welcome to discuss this important issue on World Human Rights Day. Includes a screening of Rinkoo Barpaga’s Double Discrimination, investigating Deaf people’s experiences of racism, including leading figures in the Deaf community.
The Together! 2016 Disability Film Festival runs until Sunday 11th December 2016
Location: Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
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