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Liberty 2012: Disability Film

Shadi In the Beautiful Well


From freak shows to fitting rooms, disabled people have been scrutinised for generations and objectified on screen, fair game for pity or ridicule. From 1998-2006 the UK led the way in Disability Film Festivals, showcasing the work of deaf and disabled filmmakers on the international circuit and reshaping the way our images are portrayed. Now we are back, bolder and brasher than ever...

The creators of London’s Disability Film Festival, Caglar Kimyoncu and Julie McNamara, return to BFI Southbank to curate the best of the fests. In partnership with the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, we present two striking features and two exciting shorts programmes celebrating the extraordinary talent and imagination of disabled filmmakers from a selection of the Deaf and Disability Film Festivals across the globe. Quirky comic animations, dark dramatic ruminations and revealing documentaries – there is something here for everybody.

See bfi.org.uk for more details.



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