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Still from: 'Shadi in the Beautiful Wel'l
Mahdi Fleifel, 2003
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. The past ten years has seen an explosion of talent in filmmaking thanks to developments in computer software and mobile devices. More importantly attitudes have changed. Now we are back, bolder and brasher than ever...
Caglar Kimyoncu Artistic Director, filmpro
Julie McNamara Artisitic Director, Vital Xposure
Disability Film Feast
Creators of London’s Disability Film Festival:
Caglar Kimyoncu and Julie McNamara return to BFI to curate the best of the fests. In partnership with the Mayor of London's Liberty Festival, BFI presents two great feature films: The Hammer and Yo Tambien along with two exciting 90-minute shorts sessions celebrating the extraordinary talent and imagination of disabled filmmakers from a selection of Deaf and Disability Film Festivals across the globe.
September 1st 2012 at NFT3