Saturday, 30 November 2013

Disability History Month

We were invited to Disability Equality North West on Monday as part of their celebrations for UK Disability History Month. 

Disability Equality (NW) LTD is a disabled people's organisation which works to further the human rights of disabled people in the North West of England and to remove the disabling barriers put in place by society that stop disabled people taking a full and active role in society.

We facilitated the event 'A Picture of Disability' and discussed a number of issues surrounding disabled people in film and television.  We talked about  the way disabled people are represented and the obstacles and prejudices facing disabled actors.

We showed some clips from film and TV including Tod Browning's 'Freaks', Xavier Leret's  'Kung Fu Flid', 'E.R.' and 'Frasier'   

There was an open discussion and those who attended shared some interesting and informative views.  I certainly learnt something. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Here are some of those who came along. 

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