The first is a programme of films, which focus on the lives of disabled people from around the world. With a spotlight on activism, protest, and the fight for human rights, this programme also includes glimpses of the everyday, shining a light on the joy found in moments of movement and togetherness. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on disability rights in Northern Ireland and abroad.

The screening and discussion will be on Saturday 13 April 12 noon in the Black Box, Belfast. Tickets and venue all detailed in the link below:

 

https://belfastfilmfestival.org/films/atypical-shorts?fbclid=IwAR34IpyjKf6H1lWhvgqHxAAqpYxnP8CEEDQZMgX99UD6RrNfo5ki3WT_T1o 

 

The second is a documentary looking at how disabled people are portrayed as victims, villains or martyrs and how able-bodied filmmakers and actors have exploited negative depictions of disability to win awards and gain stardom.

The film examines the story of 104 Films who are working with disabled filmmakers to fight back against outdated and outmoded depictions of disability. Established in 2004 with the aim of creating a tectonic shift in the representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. 

The documentary will be shown on Saturday 20 April at 7pm in the Black Box, Belfast. Tickets and venue all detailed in the link below:

https://belfastfilmfestival.org/films/the-social-model?fbclid=IwAR0uuIGemf3RKq2HSBueu91_E3i7onjk5J68k3UvKRbJEtYhp5y7gX8BKGU